This Creamy BLT Pasta Salad with an easy, creamy dressing is perfect for your summer picnics, cookouts and parties!
Hi friends! It’s Kathryn from Family Food on the Table, back with another easy recipe for you.
What says summer more than pasta salad?
It’s endlessly versatile, entirely portable and always a crowd pleaser!
And this creamy BLT pasta salad? Oh yeah, everyone’s gonna be coming back for another scoop. Or two or three 😉
We’ve got carb-alicious pasta, crispy rich bacon, sweet fresh cherry tomatoes, baby spinach leaves and cheddar cheese, plus the creamy, dreamy dressing that coats it all.
Oh, and it takes just 20 minutes to put together. Total win.
You’re going to be throwing more parties just to make this again and again!
A few notes on this recipe:
- I cut my bacon slices in half to fry them up. It helps to fit more in the pan and it helps to cook them more evenly.
- I use cherry tomatoes because they’re available year-round and I’m always craving this salad. You can definitely use fresh summer local tomatoes or heirlooms instead if you can find them.
- You can prep this ahead, but I recommend adding the dressing and bacon when you’re ready to serve. This helps keeps everything fresh and creamy (and the bacon crispy).
- Still, leftovers are great! It’ll keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can add some extra lemon juice to brighten it up, if you’d like.
Hope you give this a try and treat your friends to this BLT pasta salad at your next summer get together. It’s sure to be a hit! (And it would go great with my 5-ingredient cheddar chicken burgers if you want to round out your menu.)
Can’t get enough pasta salad? Yeah, me neither.
Have a wonderful weekend!