Ranch BLT Pasta Salad in a white bowl on a white background

Ranch BLT Pasta Salad

  • Author: Cassie Johnston
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This Ranch BLT Pasta Salad is the queen of all pasta salads, thanks to its crispy bacon, fresh tomatoes, tender noodles, and creamy homemade ranch dressing.



For the Dressing

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise⁠
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or plain full-fat Greek yogurt⁠
  • 1/4 cup milk⁠
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed⁠
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley⁠
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chives⁠
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder⁠
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt⁠
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper⁠
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon⁠

For the Salad

  • 12 ounces rotini, cooked and drained⁠ (gluten-free or wheat pasta both work)
  • 1 large red onion, cut into thin slices⁠
  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 12 ounces bacon (about 10 slices), cooked and crumbled⁠
  • 1/4 cup fresh minced parsley⁠
  • 3 cups chopped Romaine lettuce (about 1 small head)


  1. Whisk together all the dressing ingredients in a medium-size bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the rotini, red onion, tomatoes, bacon, and parsley. Pour over the dressing and toss to coat. Let flavors meld in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Just before serving, add in the chopped romaine, tossing to combine.

  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pasta, pasta salad, summer, bacon, tomatoes, potluck