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CLASSIC BLT PASTA SALAD RECIPE

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
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, creamy, ranch
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 335kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. dry pasta
  • 12 slices of bacon sliced into slivers (1 package)
  • 3 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup chives chopped
  • 1 head of butter lettuce torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • hard boiled eggs optional

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

If pasta seems dry, add more dressing right before serving. 

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal