BLT Pasta Salad
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Five star family approved. The perfect accompaniment or use as a summer meal. Recipe can be easily doubled for pot luck dish or serving a large group.
Serves: 16
  • 2 ¼ cups uncooked pasta, such as rotini, shell or bowtie (half of a 1 pound package)
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and cut in ½ inch pieces (half of a 12 ounce package)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and cut into small pieces to equal 1 –1 ½ cups
  • 6 green onions, sliced thinly
  • 16 ounce package of shredded iceberg lettuce OR 6 -7 cups packed shredded lettuce.
  1. Cook pasta al dente, as directed on package. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool, leave to drain thoroughly.
  2. Meanwhile, in 10 inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat for 8-10 minutes until crisp. Remove and place on paper towel to drain.
  3. Slice, seed and dice tomato. Slice green onions very thinly. Set aside both.
  4. In large bowl, stir together mayonnaise, lemon juice and sugar until smooth.
  5. Add pasta and stir, then gently add bacon, tomato and onions.
  6. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least an hour up to overnight.
  7. Stir in lettuce just before serving.
Charlene @ A Pinch of Joy
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup
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