When I asked you guys on Instagram whether you wanted to see this BLT Pasta Salad or The Bes

  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 6 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 Tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 – Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Then rinse pasta under cold water.
  • 2 – In a large bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, tomato, bacon and pasta.
  • 3- Drizzle the ranch dressing and barbecue sauce over the top. Gently toss to coat evenly. Season with pepper. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Servings 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174
Total Fat 12 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Sodium 296 mg
Potassium 128 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12 g
Protein 5 g
Vitamin A 42 %
Vitamin C 4 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 4 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

t Pancakes Ever recipe, the response was an overwhelming vote for this BLT Pasta Salad.

Which tells me that you already have a stellar pancake recipe or that you know that the Fourth of July is right around the corner and you know you’ll be asked to bring a side dish. How do I know that? Because I was just asked to bring a side dish to a BBQ next week.

It’s the season of BBQs, potlucks, and get togethers. I never want summer to end. I love the casual entertaining, the late sunsets, and all the water. Pool and beach on repeat. It’s my birthday next week and I’m a Cancer which apparently has the sign of water in astrology.

Adding pasta to salad isn’t an entirely new concept. Remember this Bowtie Chicken Caesar Salad? It’s a great way to bulk up a regular salad. Although in this instance, we’re doing the reverse.

We’re adding lettuce to a pasta salad. It brightens up the dish with a fresh element so we don’t feel like we’re eating straight carbs. Not to mention it taste just like a BLT sandwich. On second thought, maybe we should add croutons? Huh? Right?


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Written by P. Powel

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