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Ranch BLT Pasta Salad

Ranch BLT Pasta Salad

recipe adapted from Cinnamon, Spice, and Everything Nice

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BLT Pasta Salad

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Pasta, Side Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 543kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb radiatore pasta
  • 16 oz ranch dressing
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes seeds removed
  • 1 1/2 cup cubed Swiss
  • 1/2 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 lb bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 2 cups finely chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta, according to package directions, in salted water.
  • Drain pasta. Toss with just enough dressing so that the pasta is lightly coated and won’t stick together. Refrigerate until cold.
  • In a large bowl, toss the pasta with the tomatoes, Swiss, onion, bacon, and lettuce.
  • Add enough dressing to generously coat everything, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve & enjoy immediately, or chill in the refrigerator and then serve!If not serving immediately, don’t mix the lettuce in until you’re ready to serve to prevent wilting.

Nutrition

Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 697mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 1mg