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BLT Ranch Pasta Salad

The Herbeevore
This BLT Ranch Pasta Salad recipe is a crowd-pleaser summer BBQ side dish: loaded with bacon, tomatoes, and a creamy ranch dressing.  This is the perfect side for your next grill out!  Everyone will love this dish, and you can customize it to make it gluten free, vegetarian or vegan if your guests have dietary restrictions.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Pasta, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Midwestern Fusion
Servings 8 servings
Calories 221 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain in a colander and rinse pasta under cold water to cool noodles.
  • Add pasta to a large bowl. Toss in tomatoes, spinach, and bacon crumbles.
  • In a separate bowl add the ranch dressing, mayo, apple cider vinegar, Italian seasoning, and black pepper. Whisk well to combine, then pour dressing over the pasta salad.  Toss until noodles are well coated in dressing and chill before serving.

Notes

Dietary Modifications for this Ranch BLT Pasta Salad Recipe
To make this recipe gluten free, make sure you are using a gluten free pasta.  They have some delicious gluten free rotini out there, which is a great option if you are entertaining a lot of people.  That way if anyone has a gluten intolerance, they can enjoy too.  And with any prepared dressing, make sure the ranch is certified gluten free as well.
To make this recipe vegan or vegetarian, use plant-based bacon bits, and a dairy and egg free mayo and ranch dressing.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 6gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 772mgPotassium: 343mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1331IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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