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Aug 08 2018
2 weeks ago
9:56 AM MDT

Easy Ranch BLT Salad

Aug 08, 2018 @ 9:56 AM MDT
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Easy Ranch BLT Salad

Want a delicious side dish that’s sure to be a guaranteed hit?

You have to try making this easy crowd-pleasing BLT pasta salad! It features bites of bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a creamy ranch dressing. The good news is it’s also easy to make and will for sure be a perfect addition to any potluck or casual meal.

Easy Ranch BLT Salad

Prep this salad ahead of time!

For convenience, you can make all the components of this salad ahead of time, store separately overnight, then assemble right before serving. You can also use a different shaped pasta if desired like penne or rotini.

Pouring Ranch dressing over BLT Salad

I think mixing up the ranch dressing packet is worth the effort, but of course, feel free to use your favorite bottled ranch in a pinch.

Easy Ranch BLT Pasta Salad - ingredients for the salad


Easy Ranch BLT Pasta Salad

Creamy dressing mixed with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and bow tie pasta make this salad outrageously YUM!

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bow tie pasta
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 and 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce

Directions

  • Step 1:

    Make pasta according to packaged directions. Let cool completely and set aside.

  • Step 2:

    Mix dressing by whisking together milk, ranch dressing seasoning, mayo, and sour cream. Place in fridge for at least 15-20 minutes to chill and thicken.

  • Step 3:

    Cook bacon, let cool, and crumble. Set aside.

  • Step 4:

    In a large bowl, combine the pasta, tomatoes, and green onion. Toss with the ranch dressing. Chill in the fridge, and then add the bacon and romaine lettuce right before serving

Additional Notes

Recipe adapted from TheGirlWhoAteEverything.com


Easy Ranch BLT Pasta Salad - in a bowl

Addicting & delicious!

A friend of mine made this BLT Salad for the 4th of July, and I’ve been dying to share it with you all ever since because it’s so darned good. If you’re lucky to have fresh summer tomatoes in your garden, it’s even more amazing! I made this for a family cookout recently and it was gone in no time!


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.


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