This easy BLT bowtie pasta salad recipe has crispy bacon and a delicious creamy smoky dressing that will have everyone wanting seconds! Perfect for summer BBQs, picnics, or potlucks. Ready in 30 minutes.
1(10.5 ounce) package little tomatoes (grape, cherry, etc.), cut into halves
1 head romaine lettucechopped
1/2cupsour cream or Greek yogurt
Salt & pepperto taste
Boil a large, salted pot of water for the pasta. Cook the pasta al dente according to package directions. Once cooked, drain it, rinse under cool water, drain it again thoroughly, and add it to a large salad bowl.
While the pasta is cooking, cut bacon into small pieces (I find using kitchen shears makes this easy). Fry the bacon over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until crispy.
Meanwhile, prep your other ingredients and add them to the salad bowl. Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
Assemble the salad and serve immediately.
Salad can be made a few hours ahead, but I suggest adding the dressing right before serving it.
Serves 4-6+, depending on how much people eat/whether it's a side or a main dish.