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BLT Salad with Pasta

“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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; place in a large bowl. Add the bacon, tomato and dressing. Toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
  • Just before serving, add romaine and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 358 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 564mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • patty2222
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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

  • daughertyg
    Aug 15, 2011

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  • webekickers
    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
    May 9, 2011

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