A wonderful summer salad I always take to potlucks. The salad is a combination of bow tie pasta, fresh tomatoes, crumbled bacon, and bits of lettuce in a delicious ranch dressing. Never any leftovers!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain. Transfer to a large bowl.

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  • Stir tomatoes, bacon, and romaine lettuce into bow tie pasta. Whisk mayonnaise, ranch dressing, onion powder, garlic salt, and black pepper together in a small bowl. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Chill in refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

412 calories; protein 10.5g 21% DV; carbohydrates 28.4g 9% DV; fat 29g 45% DV; cholesterol 26mg 9% DV; sodium 616.2mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2013
Very good in all honesty but for a pasta salad it needs some extra goodies in there. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2013
I love pasta salads and this one was really good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2013
Very good in all honesty but for a pasta salad it needs some extra goodies in there. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2013
This has been a hit for my family! But i used Romaine lettuce and cherry tomatoes. Also added some Parm cheese! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2013
Everyone loved this salad. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2012
I made this for a pot luck. Everyone loved it. I thought just a little bland so I will add a little more seasonings to it next time I make it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2013
I was looking for something quick and easy to make for lunch and found this pasta:D It's a super cheap pasta to make (YEAY) healthy and it takes very little time to make:D Only change I made is that I used spinnach instead of lettuce:D It's not the best pasta in the world but its a fantastic lunch dish omnomnomnom Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2020
Very good! Added some diced red onion too! My husband likes ranch dressing so he was very happy with this one! Thank you Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2017
My husband loved it. Only change I made I used one bag of classic romaine lettuce instead of the head of romaine. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2016
Wonderful salad for a crowd. I used 1 lb of bacon and 3 heads of romaine lettuce otherwise the dressing would of been too heavy. Read More
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