If you think that the classic BLT pasta salad is the most delicious and easy to make sandwich, you must give this Ranch BLT Pasta Salad Recipe a try. It’s easy to make and very delicious. Here is a step by step recipe to make this Easy Ranch BLT Pasta Salad.
Made with the goodness of the traditional BLT with a sensational Ranch dressing and some pasta, this Ranch BLT Pasta Salad is a must try dish, especially if you’re a lover of the regular BLT sandwich. Drooling already eh?
To make this delicious BLT salad pasta, first the pasta is to be cooked till al dente. For this recipe, I recommend using bow tie pasta or fusilli as it imbibes all the fresh flavours of the salad. Once the pasta is cooked, it’s allowed to drain and it’s set aside.
Next, a few strips of salty bacon are cooked in a pan, till the fat melts and oozes out making it crisp and delicious. It’s then transferred into a plate and crumbled. In a salad bowl, the cooked pasta, crumbled bacon, fresh lettuce, cherry tomatoes and ranch dressing is tossed with salt and pepper. The salad is to be served immediately, else it may get soggy.
So the next time you’re planning to make a BLT, ditch the bread and mix in some pasta and ranch dressing instead and Voila! This salad has a beautiful texture to it, bites of salty bacon with the fresh veggies adding a delicious crunch.
Everybody loves bacon and this is a great way of having just the right amount of bacon, instead of loading up on calories by having too much. This ranch BLT recipe is great for picnics and a get together with family and friends.
The addition of the ranch dressing instead of regular mayo makes this salad recipe lighter and gives it an exquisite taste. You will also like this Sicilian Pasta Salad, Balsamic Beet Salad and Paneer Quinoa Salad. The recipes for these are already up on the blog.
It’s important to consume this salad immediately. If you’re planning to make it for a picnic or to eat it at a later point in time, then ensure you set aside the ranch dressing and mix it just before it’s to be served. You can also make a BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad by using Bow Tie Pasta instead of Fusilli or Penne.
This Ranch BLT Pasta Salad recipe will keep you a lot fuller than other regular salads, it can also be eaten as a meal in itself, and the addition of pasta adds the right amount of carbohydrates to your diet. So waiting for what? Check out the recipe and make this easy BLT Pasta Salad.
Tips to make best BLT Ranch Pasta Salad
Cook the pasta until Al Dente that is just cooked. If the pasta is over cooked the salad will not have a bite and it will not taste as good.
Cook the bacon until crisp. It adds a nice crunch to the salad.
You can increase or decrease the amount of dressing in your recipe according to your taste.
To make the pasta salad healthier, use low cal Ranch Dressing.
You can refrigerate this salad for 3-4 hours.
How to make Ranch BLT Pasta Salad Step by Step
Heat water in a large pot. Once the water comes to a boil, add 2 tsp salt and pasta and cook until pasta is Al Dante. Drain the pasta and keep aside.
Cook bacon in a pan until crisp. Remove on a plate and crumble it.
Add cooked pasta, bacon, lettuce, cherry tomato, ranch dressing, salt and black pepper in a bowl and toss well. Serve immediately.
BLT Pasta Salad Recipe with Ranch Dressing
Ranch BLT Pasta Salad Recipe
If you think that the classic BLT is the most delicious and easy to make sandwich, you must give this Ranch BLT Pasta Salad Recipe a try. It's easy to make and very delicious. Here is a step by step recipe to make it.
- 1 cup Penne Pasta
- 3 strips Bacon
- 2 cups lettuce Torn into small pieces
- 10-12 Cherry Tomatoes halved
- 1/4 cup Ranch Dressing
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper Freshly Cracked
Heat water in a large pot.
Once the water comes to a boil, add 2 tsp salt and pasta and cook until pasta is Al Dante.
Drain the pasta and keep aside.
Cook bacon in a pan until crisp.
Remove on a plate and crumble it.
Add cooked pasta, bacon, lettuce, cherry tomato, ranch dressing, salt and black pepper in a bowl and toss well.
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