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BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    3 h 25 m
Kristy Hopkins

Kristy Hopkins

This is an easy but flavorful pasta salad that I'm always asked to bring to potlucks. With chunks of onion, tomato, and bacon, smothered in Ranch dressing, it is full of flavor! This salad tastes best if made several hours ahead of time.

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  • Calories:
  • 341 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.2g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 12.2 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 711 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain, and rinse under cold water to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crisp. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the Ranch dressing, onion, and tomatoes. Mix in the cooled pasta. The pasta will absorb some of the dressing, so don't worry if it seems like too much. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Crumble bacon over the top just before serving.
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Jennifer
289

Jennifer

5/20/2007

Very yummy recipe. I now get requests for it...made a couple adjustments though...use mayonnaise and ranch dressing and add more than recipe calls for since it gets absorbed by the pasta. Also- use farfelle pasta and also add peas.

KRYSTA LYN
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KRYSTA LYN

6/24/2006

I like this recipe. More importantly, my husband LOVES this recipe. It is terribly simple to make, which is a plus. However, I have made a few changes as I have made this recipe again. I thought the pasta soaked up too much of the dressing as it sat and it kindof lost it's ranch flavor. I add more ranch as it sits until it is the consistency I like. Also, I started using Bacon Ranch to up the ranch flavor. Also, I use green onions instead of regular onions, and add about 2 cups of peas.

Jharmon40
193

Jharmon40

7/3/2006

I brought this to a potluck and everyone loved it. I think it tastes best with the packaged ranch dressing mix, adding buttermilk and mayo to it, rather than bottled ranch. Also, next time I think I'd add sharp cheddar cheese to it. Yum!

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