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BLT Salad with Pasta

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling

Makes

6 servings

“This simple pasta salad is great for gatherings and a favorite of everyone I know! I like to keep the ingredients in separate containers in the fridge. Just toss together for one or more servings whenever needed.” —Mary Sigfusson, Mankato, Minnesota
BLT Salad with Pasta Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 package (1 pound) sliced bacon, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 3 cups torn romaine

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon to drain.
  2. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; place in a large bowl. Add the bacon, tomato and dressing. Toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
  3. Just before serving, add romaine and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 358 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 564mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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