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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patty2222 User ID: 3169897 250499
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2016

"Only made half the recipe to try since there are only three of us.... wish I had made the whole one. This is delicious!! Great as leftovers the next day too..... we fought over them.... this is a keeper......thanks for sharing!!!"

luigimon User ID: 1692040 123917
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!"

LisaG13 User ID: 2436998 109107
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."

swirl1008 User ID: 2104722 176931
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."

rachellestratton User ID: 2983875 115333
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."

Aquarelle User ID: 985301 109104
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."

NinaJ User ID: 2056812 191475
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2012

"Love this salad I see making this often. I used Hormel Real Bacon bits and Light Ranch dressing to lower the calories and fat which took this down to only 152 calories per serving. The little bit of left overs made a great lunch the next day"

webekickers User ID: 992070 182074
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"Awesome!!! My Family and friends LOVE this salad. I am always asked to bring this to the dinner or lunch table."

jbluver101 User ID: 5980826 115332
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"I am gonna make this tonight for dinner for my mom! LOVE YOU MOMMY!"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 149086
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"Definitely a keeper - this was easy to make and delicious. I added hard boiled eggs and blue cheese and doubled the tomatoes."

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