Easy BLT Pasta Salad

This Easy BLT Pasta Salad is full of delicious flavors! Bacon, tomatoes, spinach, pasta and a creamy ranch dressing come together to make everyone’s favorite sandwich into pasta salad form!

 This Easy BLT Pasta Salad is full of delicious flavors! Bacon, tomatoes, spinach, pasta and a creamy ranch dressing come together to make everyone's favorite sandwich into pasta salad form!

If I had to pick one summer side dish to eat all year long, it would definitely be pasta salad. I seriously cannot get enough of it and love the versatility. There are just so many ways to make pasta salad so it never gets old! I usually prefer my pasta salad with an oil based dressing, but last year, my sister in law made this delicious BLT Pasta Salad for a picnic and I have been thinking of it ever since!

 This Easy BLT Pasta Salad is full of delicious flavors! Bacon, tomatoes, spinach, pasta and a creamy ranch dressing come together to make everyone's favorite sandwich into pasta salad form!

I am not much of a sandwich eater, but I do love a good BLT! There is nothing like a garden fresh tomato, with crispy bacon, and cold lettuce. When I was putting together this salad, I didn’t love the idea of lettuce sitting in the pasta for a few hours in the fridge, so I subbed spinach. The spinach is so much heartier and doesn’t wilt as quickly and adds a big punch of nutrition to this dish! It also adds some great color so you have a beautiful bowl of pasta salad to serve!

 This Easy BLT Pasta Salad is full of delicious flavors! Bacon, tomatoes, spinach, pasta and a creamy ranch dressing come together to make everyone's favorite sandwich into pasta salad form!

I debated on what to do for the dressing here. I don’t usually do creamy dressings so this was out of my comfort zone but I think I came up with a winning combination! A little mayo, a little dijon, and tangy ranch dressing. I even threw in just a smidge of bottled Italian dressing for some extra flavor and to thin out the dressing a little.

 This Easy BLT Pasta Salad is full of delicious flavors! Bacon, tomatoes, spinach, pasta and a creamy ranch dressing come together to make everyone's favorite sandwich into pasta salad form!

I served this easy dish for dinner and both my husband and I loved it, but the true shocker was that my five year old was in love with this meal! She is a pretty good eater, but she isn’t a fan of anything creamy. She doesn’t even like macaroni and cheese! So I was floored when she asked to try it and then loved it! You know a recipe is a winner when you can convert a five year old!

BLT Pasta Salad is the perfect side dish for your next BBQ or when you are looking for an easy dinner side dish! I hope your family loves this recipe as much as mine!

 This Easy BLT Pasta Salad is full of delicious flavors! Bacon, tomatoes, spinach, pasta and a creamy ranch dressing come together to make everyone's favorite sandwich into pasta salad form!

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A bowl of pasta

BLT Pasta Salad

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz. farfalle pasta noodles
  • 10 slices of bacon cooked crisp and then broken into pieces
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 2 cups of baby spinach
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

For the dressing:

  • 2/3 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 heaping tbsp. mayonnaise
  • tsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. Italian dressing
  • 1 tsp. olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Boil pasta according to instructions and drain well when finished.
  • While pasta cooks, add quartered tomatoes and cooked bacon to a mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl, add all the dressing ingredients and whisk until combined.
  • Once pasta is finished, add it to the bowl of bacon and tomatoes. Stir well and then add half the dressing. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • One hour before serving, add the spinach and the remaining dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Return to the fridge until ready to serve.

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  1. Had everything, so made BLT pasta salad tonight-delish! But where is the dressing recipe? I was “experienced” enough to wing it but novices might not be able too. Loved it with the healthier spinach.

    1. I’m so sorry, I don’t know where the dressing ingredients went! I’m so glad you tried it anyway!!