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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. Feeds a crowd!

BLT Bowtie Pasta Salad

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.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword BLT pasta salad, bowtie pasta salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Natasha Bull

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked bowtie pasta
  • 8 slices bacon cut into small pieces
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) package little tomatoes (grape, cherry, etc.), cut into halves
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. Meanwhile, prep your other ingredients and add them to the salad bowl. Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  4. Assemble the salad and serve immediately. 

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