BLT Pasta Salad turns a classically perfect flavor combo into a fun summer dish that everyone will rave about! Crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, and rotini pasta are tossed in a creamy homemade dressing to create a flavor combo that you will not be able to get enough of.
This easy pasta salad recipe is great for any cookout or even as a lunch or light summer meal! Using homemade dressing makes this recipe next level!
10 slices bacon cooked and diced, grease reserved
12 oz pasta cooked and cooled
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup ranch dressing homemade ranch is best
1 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 avocado diced
1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
1/3 cup red onion diced
1 cup romaine lettuce
fresh parsley for garnish optional
- Whisk together mayonnaise, ranch dressing and 1 tablespoon bacon grease (optional).
- In a large bowl assemble the pasta, tomatoes, avocado, cheese, red onion, lettuce and bacon.
- Pour the dressing over and toss to combine.
- Garnish with parsley and serve.
My friend’s wife made this recipe a couple of nights ago and it was phenomenal.