Creamy Ranch BLT Pasta Salad

Creamy Ranch BLT Pasta Salad
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Creamy Ranch BLT Pasta Salad – An amazing Pasta Salad Recipe

The perfect pasta salad recipe for any potluck, cookout, picnic or back yard BBQ!  This amazing side dish is loaded with bacon, tomatoes, crisp green leaf lettuce, and topped with a fantastic creamy ranch dressing.  Make extra – this disappears FAST!!

The perfect pasta salad recipe for any potluck, cookout, picnic or back yard BBQ!  This amazing side dish is loaded with bacon, tomatoes, crisp green leaf lettuce, and topped with a fantastic creamy ranch dressing.  Make extra - this disappears FAST!!

Does your summer consist of getting together with neighbors, family and friends for cookouts, barbecues, and potlucks?  Much like many of you, our neighbors have become our second family.  We love getting together all through the spring and summer months for fun potluck dinners, where everyone brings a dish or two to share.  We always end up with lots of fantastic food, and this pasta salad recipe is the perfect side dish that everyone loves!

The perfect pasta salad recipe for any potluck, cookout, picnic or back yard BBQ!  This amazing side dish is loaded with bacon, tomatoes, crisp green leaf lettuce, and topped with a fantastic creamy ranch dressing.  Make extra - this disappears FAST!!

Loaded with tender, delicious pasta, and all of your classic BLT favorites and a creamy (and EASY!) ranch dressing that is sure to please.  The flavors are just like a BLT sandwich!  It goes wonderfully with burgers, chicken, hot dogs, ribs, pork chops and more!

The perfect pasta salad recipe for any potluck, cookout, picnic or back yard BBQ!  This amazing side dish is loaded with bacon, tomatoes, crisp green leaf lettuce, and topped with a fantastic creamy ranch dressing.  Make extra - this disappears FAST!!

This salad comes together quickly and easily, and can be made ahead and refrigerated for picnics and cookouts.  The beauty of this simple pasta salad recipe is that you can sub-in any type of pasta that you might already have in your pantry.  I’ve made this with rigatoni, penne, fusilli (bow-tie pasta), and even little wagon-wheel pasta.  Another great sub is to make the dressing with plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.  It will still be creamy and delicious, but with a little less fat.

Here is a quick shopping list of the ingredients you’ll need for this great pasta salad recipe:

  • Small to Medium pasta (your choice)
  • Bacon
  • Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
  • Green leaf or romaine lettuce
  • Sour Cream or Plain Greek yogurt
  • White vinegar
  • 1 packet of Ranch salad dressing mix

 

Here’s the easy, delicious recipe for my Cream Ranch BLT Pasta Salad:

Yields 6-8 servings

Creamy Ranch BLT Pasta Salad

The perfect side dish for any potluck, cookout, picnic or back yard BBQ! This Creamy Ranch BLT Pasta Salad is loaded with bacon, tomatoes, crisp green leaf lettuce, and topped with an amazing creamy ranch dressing! Make extra - this disappears FAST!!

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 10 oz. small pasta, cooked to al dente
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1 (1 oz.) packet, Ranch seasoning/dressing mix
  • 1 pint, grape tomatoes, halved
  • 6-7 slices bacon, cooked crisply, cut into pieces
  • 4 large, green leaf lettuce leaves, torn into pieces
  • Fresh ground pepper, if desired

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta, and rinse under cold water to stop cooking. Let sit in sink to drain and cool.
  2. In a large bowl, add the sour cream, vinegar, and ranch seasoning. Whisk together to combine. Toss in cooled pasta. Add tomatoes, bacon pieces, and lettuce pieces. Toss together to coat with the dressing.
  3. Serve right away or refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with fresh ground pepper, if desired.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Side Dish
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I hope you get the chance to get together with family, friends and neighbors and share a fantastic meal or two.  Bring this fantastic pasta salad, and while you’re at it, make extra – it will disappear quickly!!  Enjoy! ~Erin

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The perfect side dish for any potluck, cookout, picnic or back yard BBQ! This Creamy Ranch BLT Pasta Salad is loaded with bacon, tomatoes, crisp green leaf lettuce, and topped with an amazing creamy ranch dressing! Make extra - this disappears FAST!!

 

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Comments

  1. This reminds me of my favorite salad I used to get in college that I can't find anywhere - yum! Thanks for sharing, I'm excited to try this!
  2. Sounds delicious Erin, perfect for a light summer dinner. I would like to invite you to come share on the new Share the Love Blog party. Open thru Thursday. Hope you can join us. http://homecookingrecipebox.blogspot.com/
  3. This looks likes great salad, fresh with the tomatoes and what better than to taste like a BLT!I pinned to share!! Thank you for hosting and stopping by the #OMHGFF this week. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Karren
  4. This looks absolutely delicious and I've pinned it so that I can remember to make it soon! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Share The Wealth Sunday! xoxo
  5. I love eating BLT's all summer long so this salad is right up my alley! Simple and delicious!!
  6. I just might have to make this today! Thank you for linking up to last week's Tasty Tuesday linky. I have pinned your recipe to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board. I hope you'll join us again this week.
  7. Looking colorful and yummy !! Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again next week.
  8. Pasta salad is perfect for Memorial Day Weekend! You are featured at Family Fun Friday this week. http://www.happyandblessedhome.com/10-patriotic-crafts-and-easy-recipes-for-memorial-day-weekend/
  9. Congratulations! Your recipe was featured on Full Plate Thursday Top Ten. Your recipe has been pinned to our Feature's and thanks so much for sharing with us! Miz Helen

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