Bow-Tie Cowboy Pasta Salad

Bow-Tie Cowboy Pasta Salad

This cowboy salad is a tasty mix of fresh veggies, bow-tie pasta, and a delectable ranch sauce that your family will gobble up as quickly as mine did!
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add peas; cook and stir until heated through, about 5 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Step 3

    While pasta cooks, mix salad dressing, milk, ranch mix, and garlic salt together in a large bowl until smooth. Add mushrooms, broccoli, 1/2 the Cheddar cheese, bacon bits, red onion, green onion, and cooled peas. Mix thoroughly. Refrigerate salad until pasta is done.
  4. Step 4

    Drain pasta and rinse with cold water. Mix thoroughly into the salad. Top with the remaining Cheddar cheese and refrigerate until ready to serve.