This classic BLT pasta salad recipe combines crispy bacon, locally grown produce, and bow tie pasta and tossed in creamy ranch dressing!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Keyword bacon, creamy, ranch
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 30minutes
12slicesof baconsliced into slivers (1 package)
1head of butter lettucetorn into bite-sized pieces
hard boiled eggsoptional
Prepare pasta. Drain and let cool. While pasta cooks, prepare bacon.
I like slicing my bacon into tiny slivers then pan cooking it until crispy. It cooks very quickly and it so delicious. DON'T even think of substituting bacon bits in this BLT pasta salad recipe! It's definitely worth using real bacon.
You'll want to get rid of most of that grease, so let the bacon drain on a plate with a few paper towels.
Place pasta, tomatoes, chives, bacon and lettuce into a large bowl. Toss with ranch dressing. Add sliced hard boiled eggs on top.
If pasta seems dry, add more dressing right before serving.