BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad | Pasta salad with bacon | Creamy pasta salad
BLT Pasta Salad | Pasta salad with bacon | Creamy pasta salad
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Pasta salad with bacon

This blt pasta salad with bacon incorporates all the flavours from the classic blt sandwich into a tasty creamy pasta salad.

The bacon transforms an ordinary macaroni salad into an irresistible delight at any barbecue or picnic.

Course Main Course, Side Dish, Salad
Cuisine Kiwi Style, Aussie Style
Keyword Pasta salad with bacon, BLT Pasta Salad, Creamy pasta salad
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 serves
Calories 455 kcal
Author Fare Bite Catering

 ★ Ingredients ★ 

BLT Pasta Salad Ingredients

  • 500 grams macaroni elbows
  • 8 bacon rashers
  • 3 large tomatoes diced
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

BLT Pasta Salad Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup greek yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

 ★ Instructions ★ 

BLT Pasta Salad Instructions

  1. Dice bacon and fry in butter in a Frypan until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and set aside to cool. Save drippings in pan.
  2. Thinly slice and dice the tomato and lettuce.
  3. Cook pasta to Al dente and reserve 1/3 cup pasta cooking water. Place pasta in a large bowl and set aside to cool.
  4. Add chopped bacon, tomato, lettuce, and lemon juice to cooled pasta and toss to combine.

BLT Pasta Dressing Instructions:

  1. Place all dressing ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour dressing over pasta salad and stir to coat. Stir in reserved 1/3 cup pasta water. Season salad with bacon drippings, salt and pepper. Refrigerate salad at least 1 hour until cold.

 ★ Recipe Video ★ 

 ★ Recipe Notes ★ 

Storing Your Pasta Salad With Bacon

  • You can store the blt pasta salad in refrigerator up to 3 days.
  • Not suitable for freezing.

BLT Pasta Salad Variations

  • Add some chopped grilled chicken
  • Try adding a good pinch of chilli flakes for a bit of zing
  • Substitute the mayo with ranch dressing.

BLT Pasta Salad Serving Suggestions

  • Have at your next BBQ.
  • Serve as an alternative to vegies at your main meal.
  • Great at picnics.
  • Goes well with buttered french stick as a light meal

Pasta Salad with Bacon Calories & Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Servings 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 455
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.6g
Saturated Fat 6.4g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 4mg
Sodium 944mg
Total Carbohydrates 55.5g
Dietary Fibre 3g
Sugars 5g
Protein 16.9g
Vitamin A 0mg
Vitamin C 0mg
Vitamin D 0mcg
Calcium 42mg
Iron 3mg
Potassium 329mg
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.
2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
This nutritional label is a product of the online calculator at

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