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
Keyword BLT Pasta Salad
Prep Time 40minutes
Total Time 40minutes
16ozbox Rotini pastacooked, drained and rinsed with cold water
13slicesbaconcooked and chopped
1/2large red onionfinely diced
1 1/2cupscheddar cheesecut into cubes (measured after cut)
2cupsromaine lettucemeasured after cut or torn into bit sized pieces
1avocadocut into small pieces
1 1/2cupscherry tomatoescut in half (measured after cut)
1- 1ozpacked Hidden Valley Dressing Mixdry
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.
Tip: Cut ingredients in half if serving for a smaller crowd as this recipe makes a large salad, perfect for sharing with big groups!