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BLT Pasta Salad

Forget the sandwich and get your bacon, lettuce and tomato fix in a pasta dish. This BLT Pasta Salad is easy, colorful and delicious.

All You JUNE 2005

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Cook time: 15 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 strips packaged, precooked bacon
  • 1 (7 oz.) bag baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in quarters
  • 1/3 cup shaved Parmesan cheese (about 1 1/2 oz.)


Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water, stirring often, until al dente. Drain, then rinse with cold water until it's cool. Transfer pasta to a large salad bowl. Add oil, onion, vinegar, mustard and salt, then toss well.

Crisp bacon in microwave, according to package directions; break into 1-inch pieces. Add to pasta with spinach, tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. Toss well and serve.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 419
  • Fat: 23g
  • Saturated fat: 6g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Carbohydrate: 37g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 21mg
  • Sodium: 775mg

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