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Delicious Creamy BLT Pasta Salad for Summer

Turn your boring pasta salad into something special. This creamy BLT pasta salad recipe is the perfect side dish for your summer BBQ or potluck.

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One of my favorite dishes to make is pasta salad.  It’s so great in the summer and perfect for a quick meal on a school night.  My kids love it in their lunches too.  

light green bowl with creamy pasta salad with larger clear bowl in background

Creamy BLT Pasta

This creamy BLT pasta recipe is great.  It makes a bunch so we have some left over for lunch the next day.  It really fills you up!

It goes great with any main dish like burgers, hot dogs or ribs, whatever you have on the grill. What makes this recipe great is that it’s super easy and you can make it in advance and pull it out when you’re ready to eat. It takes less than thirty minutes, so your cooking time is minimal.

Ingredients for BLT pasta salad

Rotini pasta– You can use the tricolor pasta or regular for this recipe. I like to use the tricolor so it will be colorful. You can also use bow tie pasta.

Grape tomatoes– Make sure to cut the tomatoes in half.

Bacon– I like to cook my bacon in the air fryer or oven. It’s so easy. You can get the instructions to cook bacon in the oven here. This is the air fryer I own and love it and use it almost everyday to make something.

Romaine lettuce– I like to use romaine lettuce, but you can use arugula or even spinach.

Ranch dressing– Your favorite salad dressing is perfect for this recipe.

overhead view of pasta salad on brown table

How to make BLT pasta salad

Step 1

Cook pasta by following the directions on the package.

Step 2

While pasta is cooking, cook the bacon using your preferred method. Slice tomatoes in half and chop lettuce.

Step 3

Add all your ingredients to a large bowl and stir until all the ingredients are coated in ranch dressing.

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Creamy BLT Pasta Salad

I love this quick recipe for creamy BLT pasta and you will too! It’s great for a quick dinner AND lunch the next day. YUMMY!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta, salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 12 oz rotini pasta cooked
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
  • 6 slices bacon cookied
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups ranch dressing

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • While pasta is cooking, cook bacon until crispy and cut into small pieces.
  • Slice tomatoes in half and chop romaine lettuce.
  • Add all your ingredients to a large bowl and stir well.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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