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BLT Pasta Salad

Marybeth Feutz
Do you want a different way to eat a BLT, or do you need an easy side dish? This BLT Pasta Salad is perfect. It's packed with flavor and lots of veggies.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side
Servings 6 -8 servings


  • 1- pound Campanelle pasta rotini is another great choice
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 12-16 ounces bacon
  • 1 Romaine lettuce heart
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil or 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 Tablespoon fresh oregano, finely chopped


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. (We like ours al dente, but many people prefer pasta to be cooked more well done in a salad.)
  • When the pasta is done, drain, and set aside in a large bowl. Gently toss with the vegetable oil so the pasta doesn't stick together.
  • In the meantime, cook the bacon until it is crisp. Chop into bite-size pieces.
  • Roughly chop the tomatoes into bite-size pieces.
  • Add the bacon and tomato to the pasta.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, salt, basil, and oregano.
  • Add the mayonnaise mixture to the pasta and gently toss to coat. Use a soft silicone spatula to keep the pasta from breaking up.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Just before serving, roughly chop lettuce into bite-sized pieces, add to the pasta mixture, and toss to mix.
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