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BLT Pasta Salad

Light and filling, this makes for a great main dish at any picnic!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg. dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 c. whole milk
  • ½ c. cubed white cheddar cheese
  • 1 c. mayo
  • 1 lb. rotini pasta
  • 1 ½ c. halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 3 c. Romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 c. red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • ½ c. flat leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 1 lb. bacon cooked and crumbled

Instructions
 

  • Start by mixing the Ranch dressing mix, milk, and mayo in a small bowl with a whisk. When the mixture is thoroughly combined, put it into the fridge and allow it to cool for at least 30 minutes. This allows the mixture to cool and thicken.
  • While the sauce is doing its thing, cook the rotini pasta according to the directions on the package. You want the noodles to be al dente, not soft. After the noodles have reached the desired consistency, remove from heat and rinse with cold water.
  • Then, in your serving bowl, combine the pasta, tomatoes, onion, and pepper. Next, toss with all of the dressing but half a cup (which you will use later). If you're not serving right away, keep the salad in the fridge. Otherwise, if you're ready to serve, go ahead and add the bacon, cheese, lettuce, and parsley and toss very well. Lastly, drizzle the remaining dressing over the top and serve!
Keyword BLT Pasta Salad Recipe, Pasta Salad Recipes