blt pasta salad in a glass bowl

BLT Pasta Salad

Bring this BLT Pasta Salad to your next potluck or BBQ party, and you'll be the star of the buffet!
Course Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 379kcal
Author Nora Rusev



  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt OR mayo OR sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar optional for a sweeter dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Black pepper to taste


  • 1 pound bow tie pasta cooked and rinsed under cold water (drain well!)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 heads baby romaine lettuce shredded
  • 12 slices bacon cooked until crispy and chopped


  • Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a large salad bowl.
  • Add all salad ingredients and toss well. Serve immediately. (If you want to make it ahead, leave out the lettuce and add it right before serving. Chill the salad without lettuce for up to 1 day in the fridge).


Feel free to double the dressing if you want a very creamy salad!


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 960IU | Vitamin C: 13.8mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1.4mg