The Best Ever Bowtie Pasta Salad

Once you’ve tasted this bowtie pasta salad you won’t be able to imagine life without it! I am a pasta salad fanatic and it’s my favorite pasta salad recipe!

Once you've tasted this bowtie pasta salad you won't be able to imagine life without it! I am a pasta salad fanatic and it's my favorite pasta salad recipe!

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I grew up on this bowtie pasta salad. It is UNBELIEVABLE. Definitely my favorite pasta salad recipe of. all. time. I literally could live off of it (oh husband, couldn’t we eat this every day??) This pasta is light, but filling. A salad that is easy, but tastes gormet. It’s unique and boy is it a crowd pleaser! Basically, I think it’s pretty good. When I was taking pictures to blog this recipe my hubby said “haven’t you already blogged this pasta salad recipe like ten times?” Which illustrates how often I make this pasta salad and also how quickly it disappears! 

Once you've tasted this bowtie pasta salad you won't be able to imagine life without it! I am a pasta salad fanatic and it's my favorite pasta salad recipe!

The recipe comes from mine and Sarah’s bff Abigail’s amazing mother Tami. Dear Tami, you should start a blog. Talk about a great cook! Anyway, Tami is one of the Vinegar ladies (you can buy their cookbook here) they teach you to make homemade vinegars (which I do now and I love). I swear vinegar makes any food yummier. However, I know most of you won’t have the homemade vinegar this recipe calls for so I have adapted it just a little so I could share it with you guys today! Don’t worry, this version is still super delicious!

Bowtie pasta salad with tomatoes, cheese, bacon bits, kidney beans, peas and olives! To die for good!

Even looking at this bowl of ingredients is making my stomach growl! Best bow tie pasta salad is not an exaggeration! S0, are you ready for the recipe?

 

5 from 3 votes
Once you've tasted this bowtie pasta salad you won't be able to imagine life without it! I am a pasta salad fanatic and it's my favorite pasta salad recipe!
Best Bow Tie Pasta Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Once you've tasted this bowtie pasta salad you won't be able to imagine life without it! I am a pasta salad fanatic and it's my favorite pasta salad recipe!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bowtie Pasta Salad, Salad Recipes
Servings: 10
Calories: 390 kcal
Ingredients
  • 16 oz bag bow tie pasta cooked and drained
  • 8 oz bag frozen peas thawed
  • 15 oz can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz can black olives drained
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup real bacon bits
  • 1 cup Newman's Own Caesar Dressing
Instructions
  1. Cook and drain pasta, while in strainer rinse pasta with cool water. Dump drained pasta into a large bowl. 

  2. Add remaining ingredients and toss gently, adding your dressing last. You might want to reserve a little extra dressing, start with less than one cup and add it to taste depending on how you like your salad dressed! 

Once you've tasted this bowtie pasta salad you won't be able to imagine life without it! I am a pasta salad fanatic and it's my favorite pasta salad recipe!

Finally, if you are going to a big party you might want to double the recipe because people devour this bow tie pasta salad yumminess! Consequently, I love when I make it for just my little family because I know I will have leftovers for lunch the next day, mmm.

What’s your favorite pasta salad?? Let me know in the comments if you have one!

xo,

jessica-about-1
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Once you've tasted this bowtie pasta salad you won't be able to imagine life without it! I am a pasta salad fanatic and it's my favorite pasta salad recipe!

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    Comments

    Lynnette Beste

    This really is the best!

    Madison Armon

    Your grammar and spelling are horrible to be a blogger. Gave me a headache reading it.

      May

      Wow, chill.

      can you show us your gammar police badge?

    Michelle Day

    Jessica,
    I love pasta salad and this one looks great! Thanks for sharing at Michelle’s Tasty Creations. Have a great weekend :)
    xoxo,
    Michelle

    Jesseca

    This is so fate. My sister gave me a bag of fancy bow-tie pasta yesterday. I’m going to have to make this!

    Lisa Flores

    Mmmm looks and sounds yummy. Especially a nice chilled bowl here in this 100+ weather day in AZ! One Favorite? Not for a carbaholic like me. I love anything pasta. Thanks for sharing!

    Karina wetzel

    Yumm! I love making pasta salads! I’m going to have to make this one! Thanks for sharing :)!

    Katie Clark

    Yum! Looks so tasty. I love bowtie pasta.