Creamy, flavorful easy to make pasta salad to feed a crowd. This recipe is fantastic for potlucks, brunches, summer BBQ’s, pool parties and so much more.

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Why You’ll Love This BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

  • An easy salad recipe, full of creamy awesome salad dressing that you can include or leave out. Use what you like.
  • Easily doubled or tripled for a large crowd or potluck, brunch or party.
  • It is easily customizable by adding or removing what you want.
  • Makes a fantastic lunch option or side salad for any meal!

Where Should I Serve This BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

  • picnics – pairs well with sandwiches, small bites and such
  • summer bbq – goes great with hot dogs, hamburgers or grilled chicken
  • dinner – pairs really well as a side salad for almost any meal – fish, chicken, steak or burgers.
  • lunch – a great option for an easy lunch.
  • potlucks – because it easily doubles or triples it makes a great salad to feed a crowd.
BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

Add in’s and substitutions

There are dozens of possibilities and substitutions with this recipe.

  • Serve over lettuce, or serve by itself.
  • Substitute spinach, kale or any other type of leafy green
  • Use different types of pasta – spiral, spaghetti, ziti, rigatoni… any noodle will work
  • Add chopped bell peppers, black olives, jalapenos, chopped egg, croutons, shredded carrots or any other type of veggie you like.

Tips and Tricks for this BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

I wouldn’t suggest making this up ahead of time. Often the vegetables get limp or soggy and the salad isn’t as good.

To combat this and still be able to make some of it ahead of time, you can boil, drain and cool the pasta for this up to 4 days in advance. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to prepare.

Mix the salad dressing up ahead of time separately and allow it to meld the flavors together in the refrigerator ahead of time.

Bacon can be prepared in advance and chopped up. Store in refrigerator.

Making this Recipe

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

Nicole Cook
Creamy, flavorful easy to make pasta salad to feed a crowd. This recipe is fantastic for potlucks, brunches, summer BBQ’s, pool parties and so much more.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 505 kcal


  • 22 ounces pasta cooked and drained
  • 8 ounces bacon cubed and fried crisp, then crumbled
  • ½ cup green onions sliced part way up the green stalks, chopped
  • 1 cups cheese shredded cheese
  • 1 large tomato seeded and diced
  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoons mustard regular or dijon
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, toss pasta with all ingredients except mayo and mustard.
  • Add the mayo and mustard. Use more or less depending on how creamy you want the pasta to be. If you are using ranch dressing, start with a cup of ranch dressing and add more as desired.
  • Chill well (at least 2 hours) before serving.
  • Serve over lettuce, if desired.


Calories: 505kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 12gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 383mgPotassium: 215mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 288IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy salad recipes, easy side dishes
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