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a white bowl of bow tie BLT pasta salad with lettuce, bacon and tomatoes.
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BLT Pasta Salad

This simple BLT Pasta Salad is easy to make and is always a crowd-favorite! Loaded with bow tie pasta, bacon and grape tomatoes, this salad is perfect to serve all summer long.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Pasta Cooling Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, bacon, salad, vegetables
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 325kcal


  • 6 oz bowtie pasta
  • 6 cups Romaine lettuce
  • ½ lb bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • ⅓-½ cup ranch dressing
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Optional Add-Ins:
  • ½ cup shredded cheese cheddar, swiss, mozzarella or even feta work great
  • ¼ cup red onion minced
  • 2-3 green onions sliced
  • 1-2 Tbsp BBQ sauce great when used in addition to a creamy dressing!


  • Cook pasta according to package directions for "al dente" (you don't want mushy pasta!). Drain and rinse with cool water.
  • Wash and dry lettuce, then cut or tear into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add pasta, lettuce, bacon & tomatoes to a salad bowl. Gently toss, then pour dressing on and toss again. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
  • If making this ahead, add the pasta, lettuce, tomatoes & pepper to the salad bowl, but keep the bacon and dressing separate. Add the bacon and dressing when you're ready to serve it (because no one likes soggy lettuce!)


6 cups of Romaine lettuce is about half of a head.


Calories: 325kcal