Saturday, July 20, 2013

Ranch BLT Macaroni Salad

I'm always looking for ways to lighten up classic recipes like Macaroni Salad. I love it but I can't afford to put on a couple of pounds by eating the very high cal/fat store bought kind. I decided to make my own so I could enjoy one of my favorite summer salads without all the guilt!

Ranch BLT Macaroni Salad
Cal 158, Carbs 27.3, Fat 4.2g, Fiber 3.1g, Protein 5.3g
Serves 8

10 oz. macaroni noodles (I used Ronzoni)
1/3 cup reduced fat mayo (non fat greek yogurt works great too)
2 tsp. dry ranch seasoning mix
6 slices bacon cooked crisp and crumbled (I used center cut)
1 large tomato, chopped
1 cup romaine lettuce, chopped

Cook macaroni in a large pot of salted water to al dente, then drain. Rinse with cold water and set aside.

In a large bowl combine mayo and ranch seasoning. Add in your bacon, tomato, romaine lettuce, and macaroni. Mix well and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Note-If preparing ahead of time do not add lettuce until right before serving.


  1. Pinning! Maybe the husband will eat it because it doesn't have eggs and it has BACON! Yum!

  2. This looks just like those Suddenly Salad things! I made one from a box and started thinking about how I could make it from stuff I had at home instead of buying the box things all the time....this is the answer! Come share it tomorrow morning at our On Display Monday party!

    Have a good one!

  3. Hi Bridget! We love BLT everything...a salad sounds delish! I usually cook extra pasta so this would be one of the dishes I'll keep in mind for the first batch and you know...make the usual for the second! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks, Lizbeth! I hope you and your family enjoys it!

  5. Mmmm, betcha this tastes fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  6. Gotta love bacon! Thanks for sharing at the Tried and True Recipe party.


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