BLT Pasta Salad in large glass bowl.

BLT Pasta Salad recipe

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe - delicious Summer pasta salad idea! Bacon, lettuce and tomatoes with farfalle pasta and creamy dressing (mayo-free option too!) is like your favorite BLT sandwich toppings in a bowl.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword BLT pasta salad, pasta salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 287 kcal
Author Anna


  • 2 cups uncooked farfalle pasta
  • 4 cups chopped or torn Romaine lettuce
  • 1,5 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 4 slices bacon cooked to crispy, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion

!for the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
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  1. Cook pasta according to instructions on the box. Drain, rinse with cold water. Set aside.

  2. Place salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together dressing ingredients. Pour over salad. Toss gently to coat.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve or serve right away.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Notes: 1) You can use any bite-size pasta you like. Rotini is a fantastic option! 2) Feel free to skip the onion, if you are not a fan. 3) For a mayo-free option, replace mayonnaise with more sour cream or Ranch dressing. Just make sure to make 3/4 cup of mixture. You can also use healthier options, like avocado mayo. 4) Feel free to use more bacon! 5) I used on-the-vine tomatoes for this salad. Roma is another great option. You can also use cherry tomatoes. 6) You can use white vinegar but I highly recommend apple cider vinegar in cooking.

Nutrition Facts
BLT Pasta Salad recipe
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 363mg16%
Potassium 303mg9%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 2860IU57%
Vitamin C 8.2mg10%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.