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BLT Layered Pasta Salad
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BLT Layered Pasta Salad

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword blt-layered-salad, blt-pasta-salad, pasta-salad-recipes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 37 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 607kcal
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • Dressing:
  • 2 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 cup whole buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives
  • 2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Salad:
  • 1 lb penne pasta cooked to al dente
  • 7 cups chopped green leaf lettuce divided
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes halved reserve some for garnishing
  • 1 cup sliced green onion
  • 1 ½ lb thick cut bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 6 oz package Texas size garlic herb croutons

Instructions

  • Several hours or up to one day in advance, whisk together ingredients for dressing in a medium size mixing bowl, cover and chill. (Mayonnaise, buttermilk, chives, vinegar, sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt, lemon pepper and black pepper.)
  • To prepare salad: Cook the pasta in salted water per package directions until al dente. Drain well. Toss with ½ of the prepared dressing, set aside to cool slightly while preparing the remaining ingredients.
  • To assemble, begin with 2 cups lettuce, ⅓ dressed penne pasta, ⅓ tomatoes, ⅓ green onion,⅓ bacon and ⅓ of the remaining dressing.
  • Repeat this process until all ingredients have been used. (Reserve 1 cup of lettuce, 2 tablespoon each of green onion and bacon to sprinkle on top)
  • Chill overnight or until serving. Top with homemade croutons just before serving. Garnish with halved cherry tomatoes, if desired.

Notes

  • You may make extra dressing to serve on the side, to allow your guests to drizzle more on top to their taste, when serving.
  • You may dress this salad with the same amount of bottled buttermilk ranch dressing, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1063mg | Potassium: 599mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg