This Ranch BLT Pasta Salad Will be the Star of Your Next BBQ!
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Here’s a perfect potluck BLT pasta salad to make this summer made with smokey bacon, lettuce, pasta, and creamy ranch dressing!
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 recipe as a unique side dish! 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.
The result is a hearty salad everyone will love! I personally love the crunchy lettuce alongside the creamy bowtie pasta, and it’s so tasty. I could honestly just have a plate of this for lunch or dinner.
Easy Ranch BLT Pasta Salad
yield: 10 SERVINGS
prep time: 20 MINUTES
cook time: 40 MINUTES
total time: 60 MINUTES
Creamy dressing mixed with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and bow tie pasta make this salad outrageously YUM!
Extra tips for making this ranch BLT salad recipe:
- 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. For homemade ranch seasoning, consider making it by scratch with this easy recipe.
- Prep ahead idea: For convenience, you can make all the components of this salad ahead of time, store them separately overnight, then assemble this right before serving. You can also use differently shaped pasta if desired like penne or rotini.
- Feel free to add more fresh veggies such as chopped bell peppers, corn, or avocado. Next time I may even add some sun-dried tomatoes. Yum!
- It is best served right away in my opinion, because the lettuce starts to wilt! Leftovers are still tasty. I ate some the next day and added more dressing from the bottle.
This ranch BLT pasta salad is addicting & delicious!
One year a friend of mine made this BLT Salad for the 4th of July, and I’ve been making it each summer 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! This is one of those dishes that everyone will want the recipe for.