BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

BLT Pasta Salad – delicious Summer pasta salad idea! Bacon, lettuce and tomatoes with farfalle pasta and creamy dressing (no mayo option too!) are like your favorite BLT sandwich toppings in a bowl.

This BLT Pasta Salad has to appear on your table this season. It’s all of your favorite BLT sandwich toppings, tossed with cooked farfalle pasta and creamy Ranch dressing. Crazy delicious! This BLT Pasta Salad is a great option for a lunch to work or a trip meal! Crispy bacon (baked in the oven), chopped or torn Romaine lettuce, chopped tomatoes (I used on-the-vine type but Roma would be good too) are tossed with cooked and cooled pasta and creamy Ranch dressing. A great option for a lunch to work or a trip meal! Keep dressing separately until you are ready to eat.


  • 2 cups uncooked farfalle pasta
  • 4 cups chopped or torn Romaine lettuce
  • 1,5 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 4 slices bacon cooked to crispy, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • for the dressing:
  • 1/4 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar


  1. Cook pasta according to instructions on the box. Drain, rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  2. Place salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together dressing ingredients. Pour over salad. Toss gently to coat.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve or serve right away.

Recipe Notes

Notes: 1) You can use any bite-size pasta you like. Rotini is a fantastic option! 2) Feel free to skip the onion, if you are not a fan. 3) For a mayo-free option, replace mayonnaise with more sour cream or Ranch dressing. Just make sure to make 3/4 cup of mixture. You can also use healthier options, like avocado mayo. 4) Feel free to use more bacon! 5) I used on-the-vine tomatoes for this salad. Roma is another great option. You can also use cherry tomatoes. 6) You can use white vinegar but I highly recommend apple cider vinegar in cooking.