BLT Salad with Pasta Recipe
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BLT Salad with Pasta Recipe

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“This simple pasta salad is great for gatherings and a favorite of everyone I know! I like to keep the ingredients in separate containers in the fridge. Just toss together for one or more servings whenever needed.” —Mary Sigfusson, Mankato, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 package (1 pound) sliced bacon, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 3 cups torn romaine

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 358 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 564mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon to drain.
  2. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; place in a large bowl. Add the bacon, tomato and dressing. Toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
  3. Just before serving, add romaine and toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as BLT Salad in Taste of Home December/January 2011, p38

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jul. 19, 2014

"This is a new favorite for me, though I prefer it without the romaine. I just love pasta! So simple yet yummy!"

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2014

"My family always loves this salad. You can substitute mayonnaise for the ranch and I add croutons just before serving for a little crunch."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"I don't like Ranch dressing so I'm trying to figure out what to use that won't drown out the taste."

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"I made this for the local 4-H potluck. Everyone liked it and I had no leftovers to bring home. The regular pasta is easy exchanged for gluten free pasta."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"My 14-year-old daughter was the one who originally found this recipe and decided to try it. It's very good and very easy to make."

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