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BLT Salad with Pasta

“This simple pasta salad is great for gatherings and a favorite of everyone I know! I like to keep the ingredients in separate containers in the fridge. Just toss together for one or more servings whenever needed.” —Mary Sigfusson, Mankato, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 package (1 pound) sliced bacon, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 3 cups torn romaine

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon to drain.
  • Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; place in a large bowl. Add the bacon, tomato and dressing. Toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
  • Just before serving, add romaine and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 358 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 564mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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