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BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"I first had this summery salad at a family reunion. It's one of my husband's favorite dinners. Sometimes, we leave out the chicken and serve it as a side dish instead. --Jennifer Madsen of Rexburg, Idaho."
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Ingredients

25 m servings
Original recipe yields 11 servings

Directions

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. In a large serving bowl, combine the pasta, romaine, chicken, tomato and bacon. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, water, barbecue sauce, vinegar and pepper. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup) equals 134 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat.

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Wow! I was looking for a pasta salad that wasn't your average boring chicken salad - and this was it! It was just wonderful. A few quick changes I made: use spinach instead of romaine as it ...

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Made this for our family's Memorial Day picnic and I'm really torn. I want to give it a higher rating, but just can't. It's not a bad salad, but not so amazing I'll have to make it again. First,...

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Wow! I was looking for a pasta salad that wasn't your average boring chicken salad - and this was it! It was just wonderful. A few quick changes I made: use spinach instead of romaine as it ...

I thought that this was a nice twist on the standard pasta salads out there. I didn’t add the chicken and next time I will omit the BBQ sauce as I think the recipe would have been better withou...

I have made this exact recipe for many YEARS! Perfect for the office potluck, beach picnic, or family gathering. I always get rave reviews on this one. I always make double the dressing. For qui...

This turned out delicious! I would not skip the BBQ sauce as others have done, or you won't be getting the true taste of this recipe. This is a perfect recipe for a summer cookout! Thank you!

I just recently made this salad to accompany a burger & fries dinner and it was a hit!!!! I did make a few changes though... I left out the lettuce [just didnt see the need for it, plus I figure...

My only favorite pasta salad. This was a hit with company. I do add some water but not the full amount suggested. Also, you can definitely add more bacon I would probably cook 6 strips next ti...

Really good and super easy. My first attempt at making pasta salad. This recipe's a keeper!

This was really good, but I'm not sure the water is necessary. It made the dressing very runny. However, the flavors were wonderful. I used chicken/prosciutto tortellini in place of the pasta...

This is by far, the absolute best recipe. Whether for lunch, picnics, potlucks. I've actually made this recipes for about a decade now. I was really glad to "refind" it again on this site! The d...