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Discover the perfect balance of flavors with BLT Pasta Salad. This dish combines the classic taste of a BLT sandwich with the hearty texture of pasta for a delicious and satisfying meal.

Discover the extraordinary flavor and satisfaction of BLT Pasta Salad, the perfect fusion of a classic BLT sandwich and creamy pasta salad. This versatile dish is perfect for a variety of occasions, from summer potlucks and picnics to quick weeknight dinners. Its fresh and vibrant ingredients, including crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes and crunchy lettuce, create a pleasing symphony of flavors and textures. Homemade ranch dressing adds a tangy, tangy element that elevates this dish to new heights. Try this easy-to-make, popular recipe to whet your appetite with fresh flavors of the beloved BLT.

History of BLT

BLT Pasta Salad is inspired by the iconic BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato) sandwich, which has its roots in American cuisine. The BLT’s origins date back to the late 19th century, and the sandwich became more popular in the early 20th century as the ingredients became more readily available. BLT’s simplicity combined with perfectly balanced flavors has made it a staple in American households for generations.

frequently asked questions

Can I use precooked bacon?

Yes, you can use precooked bacon in this recipe. Just make sure it’s crispy and crumbly.

Do I need to let the pasta salad cool before serving?

Yes, it is important to let the pasta salad cool for at least an hour to allow the noodles to absorb the dressing.

Can I make the dressing thicker?

If you prefer a thicker dressing, just reduce the milk to 1/2 cup.

Dairy Free Statement

If you need to make this recipe dairy-free, you can substitute plant-based cheese for the cheddar and use a dairy-free milk like oat or soy in the ranch dressing.

secret of success

  • Make sure you rinse cooked pasta well Stop the cooking process with cold water and let cool.
  • Give pasta salad plenty of time to cool In the refrigerator, let the flavors meld and the noodles absorb the dressing.
  • Adjust the consistency of the dressing Increase or decrease the amount of milk used according to your preference.

service suggestion

BLT Pasta Salad pairs well with grilled meats like chicken or steak and is a great side dish for summer barbecues. It can also be served as a main course for a light and refreshing lunch or dinner.

BLT pasta salad in a white bowl with a wooden spoon.

storage instructions

Store leftover pasta salad in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Since the noodles will absorb the sauce, you may need to add a little more seasoning before serving.

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Discover the perfect balance of flavors with BLT Pasta Salad. This dish combines the classic taste of a BLT sandwich with the hearty texture of pasta for a delicious and satisfying meal.

Preparation time 20 minute

cooking time 12 minute

total time 32 minute

raw material

For the pasta:

  • 1 pound Bow Tie Pasta
  • 8 ounce cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 8 ounce cheddar cheese cube
  • 2 cup lettuce roughly chopped
  • 1 Shallot diced
  • 1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled

For the ranch dressing:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup milk Use 1/2 cup for a thicker consistency
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper


  • Cook the bacon until crisp. Drain the grease and crumble.

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water until the pasta is cool.

  • While the pasta is cooking, halve the tomatoes, cube the cheese, chop the lettuce, and dice the onion.

  • In a blender, make the dressing by combining the mayonnaise, milk, garlic powder, parsley, chives, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Blend until smooth.

  • In a large bowl, combine pasta and dressing until pasta is evenly coated with sauce. Add tomatoes, cheese cubes, lettuce, red onion, and crumbled bacon. Stir gently to combine.

  • Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


The noodles will absorb a lot of the sauce.

Calories: 524kcal | carbohydrate: 32G | protein: 15G | fat: 37G | Saturated fat: 11G | Polyunsaturated fats: 11G | Monounsaturated fats: 11G | Trans fat: 0.1G | cholesterol: 54mg | sodium: 894mg | Potassium: 287mg | fiber: 2G | sugar: 3G | Vitamin A: 1063unit | Vitamin C: 5mg | calcium: 179mg | iron: 1mg

BLT Pasta Salad