BLT Pasta Salad Recipe
BLT Pasta Salad
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

This BLT Pasta Salad features creamy dressing, crunchy bacon, crisp lettuce and fresh tomatoes! It's a popular summer salad recipe for a backyard cookout!

Course: Dinner, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BLT, Pasta Salad
Servings: 16
Calories: 407 kcal
Author: The Gunny Sack
Ingredients
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 16 oz box small pasta shells (4 cups cooked pasta)
  • 4 tomatoes (I used Bushel Boy)
  • 4 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1/4 cup diced green onions
Salad Dressing:
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. Drain the cooked pasta, rinse it with cold water, and once it water had drained transfer it to a large bowl.
  2. Cook the bacon in the oven. Lay slices of bacon on a baking sheet with sides. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-18 minutes, or until your desired crispiness. Drain the bacon on paper towels, chop it up, and add it to the bowl.
  3. Next, cut the tomatoes into pieces and add them to the bowl.
  4. Add the salad dressing, chopped lettuce and diced green onions to the bowl.
  5. Mix everything together, taste and add additional salt and pepper if necessary.
Salad Dressing:
  1. Mix all of the salad dressing ingredients together in a small bowl before adding to the pasta salad.
Recipe Notes

To save time on this recipe you can cook the pasta on the stovetop and the bacon in the oven at the same time.

Nutrition Facts
BLT Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 407 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 628mg 26%
Potassium 249mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 9.5%
Vitamin C 7.1%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 4.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.