Blt Bow Tie Pasta Salad Recipe @pinch

The ultimate pasta salad for BLT lovers. The delicate bow-tie pasta is the right pasta choice for this salad. The ranch dressing is super creamy and complements the rest of the flavors. Using bacon bits means no mess from making the bacon but you get the smoky bacon flavor. Cherry tomatoes add a pop of sweetness while fresh, crisp lettuce adds texture. There's just a hint of red onion in every bite. A delicious pasta salad for summer BBQs everyone will enjoy. This salad is great any time and for any occasion. It's delicious too! You can half the recipe if need be. Great for game day parties and cookouts.

blt bow tie pasta salad
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Lettuce Salads Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 box(es) bow-tie pasta
  • cooked and drained (16 oz, you can use med shell pasta instead)
  • 2/3 bottle(s) Hormel bacon bits
  • 10-12 - ripe cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3 cup(s) shredded lettuce \or\ 1/2 head lettuce chopped small
  • 1/4 cup(s) diced red onion
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cup(s) Hidden Valley ranch dressing
  • - salt and pepper
  • to taste
  • 1/2 cup(s) black olive slices (optional)
  • 1/3 cup(s) shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
Intructions :
  • In a large salad bowl add drained bow-tie pasta and all ingredients except for lettuce.
  • Mix and toss well. Add optional ingredients and mix in.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  • Add lettuce to salad just before serving (you can add it sooner but it's better to wait just before serving time especially if you are using the shredded lettuce ... you be the judge.).
  • Suggestion: You can use 1 cup Miracle Whip w/3 Tbsp sour cream in place of the Hidden Valley Ranch dressing.Optional: black olives slices Optional: shredded cheddar cheese garnish (approx 1/3 cup) ]

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Keyword : bacon-tomato-pasta-cheese

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