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BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad Recipe
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BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad Recipe

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I first had this summery salad at a family reunion, and it's become one of my husband's favorite dinners. Sometimes, we leave out the chicken and serve it as a side dish instead. —Jennifer Madsen, Rexburg, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 6 cups torn romaine
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1-3/4 cups equals 253 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 239 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch 1 vegetable 1 fat.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. In a large bowl, combine romaine, chicken, tomato, bacon and pasta.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, water, barbecue sauce, vinegar and pepper. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad in Light & Tasty August/September 2004, p31

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Apr. 26, 2016

"I will make again but without the dressing."

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2016

"Subbed black olives and peas for the tomatoes, Caesar for the mayo. Yum yum! Very easy. I also only coated the meat, veg and pasta in the dressing to keep the lettuce fresh plus easier for leftovers."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

"very tasty! The only thing we changed was not adding water to the dressing. It just didn't need it."

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"Great recipe! Everyone loved it!"

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2015

"how many calories in this?"

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