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A bowl of salad on a plate, with BLT and Pasta

BLT Pasta Salad

The perfect fresh side dish for any potluck, this BLT pasta salad not only has juicy cherry tomatoes, chopped bacon, and —you guessed it—crisp romaine, but is made even better by a zesty ranch based dressing.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword BLT Pasta Salad
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 829kcal


  • 16 oz box Rotini pasta cooked, drained and rinsed with cold water
  • 13 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 large red onion finely diced
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese cut into cubes (measured after cut)
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce measured after cut or torn into bit sized pieces
  • 1 avocado cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes cut in half (measured after cut)
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1- 1 oz packed Hidden Valley Dressing Mix dry
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • In a medium mixing bowl combine dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix, mayonnaise, and sour cream. Use a whisk to mix together. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Cook rotini pasta per package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add cooked and chopped bacon, red onion, cheddar cheese cubes, avocado, cherry tomatoes, parsley, and romaine lettuce. Pour dressing mix over ingredients. Use tongs to gently toss salad until well coated.
  • Serve immediately.


Tip: Cut ingredients in half if serving for a smaller crowd as this recipe makes a large salad, perfect for sharing with big groups!


Calories: 829kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 1188mg | Potassium: 479mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1697IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 2mg