BLT Bow-Tie Pasta Salad

Mary Lee

By
@HoosierLady

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 cook outs.


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Serves:

10-12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 box
(12oz - 16 oz) bow tie pasta cooked and drained (you can use med shell pasta in place of bow ties)
2/3 bottle
Hormel bacon bits
10-12
ripe cherry tomatoes halved
3 c
shredded lettuce "or" 1/2 head lettuce chopped small
1/4 c
diced red onion
1 - 1 1/2 c
Hidden Valley ranch dressing
salt / pepper to taste

OPTIONAL:

1/2 c
black olive slices (optional)
1/3 c
shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In large salad bowl add drained bow tie pasta and all ingredients except for lettuce. Mix and toss well. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Add lettuce to salad just before serving ( you can add it sooner but its better to wait just before serving time especially if you are using the shredded lettuce ... you be the judge.)
2
Suggestion: You can use 1 cup Miracle whip w/3tbs sour cream in place of the Hidden Valley Ranch dressing.

Optional: black olives slices
Optional: shredded cheddar cheese garnish (approx 1/3 cup)

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American