This recipe is a staple for quick summer dinners and also makes a wonderful potluck side. It’s quick, easy and total crowd pleaser.
THIS RECIPE IS SOOO EASY
This recipe is almost as easy as making a BLT sandwich. It has very few ingredients and all gets mixed together in one big bowl. Even when you add the pasta time, you can have this recipe finished in under an hour.
BBQ & RANCH: A WINNING COMBO
You will notice that this recipe calls for a tablespoon of barbecue sauce. Just this one simple addition adds and even more meaty flavor to this already bacon-loaded salad.
ADD ANY TOPPING YOU LIKE
Personally, I like to add blue cheese crumbles and some thinly sliced red onion to this salad, but it’s not necessary. I would imagine shredded cheddar or Colby jack would also be delicious or maybe some croutons or panko breadcrumbs. Experiment to your hearts content!
2–1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
6 cups torn romaine lettuce
1 medium tomato diced
4 bacon strips cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1 Tablespoon barbecue sauce
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Then rinse pasta under cold water.
In a large bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, tomato, bacon and pasta.
Drizzle the ranch dressing and barbecue sauce over the top. Gently toss to coat evenly. Season with pepper. Serve immediately and enjoy!