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BLT Pasta Salad

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This BLT Pasta Salad is like a BLT Sandwich without the bread! It includes bacon, lettuce and tomato mixed in with bowtie noodles and lettuce topped with creamy ranch dressing.

I’m so excited to share this salad with you guys today! This BLT Pasta Salad is generally classified as a summer salad, but I’m not going to lie, I eat it all year long! The bacon, lettuce, tomato mixed in with the bowtie noodles and lettuce topped with the amazing creamy ranch dressing is pure perfection!

BLT Salad - This is the perfect side salad for a BBQ for party! And the creamy ranch dressing is so tasty! | www.overthebigmoon.com

My friend brought it to a BBQ last year and I literally skipped over my hamburger and just ate like 3 bowls of this! And I’ve made it at least a half dozen times since!

I love that I can prep everything ahead of time and then just assemble it together right before I’m ready to serve it. However, you can assemble 4-5 hours before if needed. I just prefer to put the toppings in ziplock bags and assemble right before serving.

BLT Salad - This is the perfect side salad for a BBQ for party! And the creamy ranch dressing is so tasty! | www.overthebigmoon.com

RANCH BLT PASTA SALAD

After you’ve combined the lettuce, cooled bowtie pasta and toppings, it’s time to prepare the dressing.

BLT Salad - This is the perfect side salad for a BBQ for party! And the creamy ranch dressing is so tasty! | www.overthebigmoon.com

The dressing is amazing! You basically just add some mayo, sour cream and garlic powder and it takes a basic ranch to the next level!

If you love salads like this, then make sure and check these others out:

You guys, the salad really is soooo yummy! You’ll love it so much!

BLT Salad - This is the perfect side salad for a BBQ for party! And the creamy ranch dressing is so tasty! | www.overthebigmoon.com
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BLT Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

This BLT Pasta Salad is like a BLT Sandwich without the bread! It includes bacon, lettuce and tomato mixed in with bowtie noodles and lettuce topped with creamy ranch dressing. From overthebigmoon.com!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 309kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Bowtie Noodles
  • 10 oz Romaine Lettuce shredded
  • 1/2 cup Red Onion
  • 2-3 Tomatoes large, chopped
  • 1.5 cups Bacon chopped

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Mayonaise
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Instructions

Salad Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water. Allow the noodles to cool completely.
  • While the noodles are boiling, cook your 8 pieces of bacon in the oven according to the directions on the package. You are also welcome to fry them on the stove. But, I like how easy to clean up is when I do it in the oven!
  • While the bacon and noodles are cooking, chop up your tomatoes and red onion.
    BLT Salad - This is the perfect side salad for a BBQ for party! And the creamy ranch dressing is so tasty! | www.overthebigmoon.com
  • Combine, the cooled noodles, romaine lettuce, bacon, lettuce and red onions.

Dressing

  • Combine the ranch dressing, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder and apple cider vinegar and mix.
    BLT Salad - This is the perfect side salad for a BBQ for party! And the creamy ranch dressing is so tasty! | www.overthebigmoon.com
  • Poor half the dressing over the salad and softly mix the salad to cover it with the dressing. Continue to add as much dressing as you desire.
    BLT Salad - This is the perfect side salad for a BBQ for party! And the creamy ranch dressing is so tasty! | www.overthebigmoon.com

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Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2710IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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BLT Salad - This is the perfect side salad for a BBQ for party! And the creamy ranch dressing is so tasty! | www.overthebigmoon.com

BLT Salad - This is the perfect side salad for a BBQ for party! And the creamy ranch dressing is so tasty! | www.overthebigmoon.com

I can’t wait to hear if you guys love it! Happy eating!

*This post was originally published in Sept 2017 and has been updated!

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This BLT Pasta Salad is like a BLT Sandwich without the bread! It includes bacon, lettuce and tomato mixed in with bowtie noodles and lettuce topped with creamy ranch dressing. From overthebigmoon.com!


Pam Dana

Pam is a stay at home working mama that enjoys all phases of life! Between her 3 kids, fur baby (a beyond cute Goldendoodle), wonderful husband, friends and working, she stays pretty busy! But, she is loving every aspect of her life! Here on Over the Big Moon, she loves to share DIY's, recipes, printables, organization tips and more!

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