BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad

BLT devotees can enjoy the same terrific flavor in a salad instead of sandwich. Serve this 30-minute pasta dish for a hearty lunch or simple supper.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

Salad
2
cups uncooked rotini pasta (6 oz)
1
package (12 oz) bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3
cups chopped tomatoes (2 to 3 large)
4
cups lightly packed torn leaf lettuce
Dressing
1/2
cup sour cream
1/4
cup mayonnaise
1
tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon cracked black pepper
  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring often, until crisp; drain on paper towels. Set aside 1/4 cup bacon for garnish.
  3. In small bowl, stir dressing ingredients until blended.
  4. In large bowl, stir tomatoes, dressing and remaining bacon. Stir in pasta. Place lettuce in large shallow bowl. Spoon salad over lettuce; sprinkle with reserved bacon.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
The dressing can be made up to 1 day ahead; cover and refrigerate. Assemble salad just before serving.
Look for juicy ripe tomatoes for this recipe and store them at room temperature to maintain their flavor. Reserve any leftover tomato juice and seeds from cutting the tomatoes and add them to the dressing for additional flavor.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (1 3/4 Cups))
  • Calories 560
    • (Calories from Fat 250),
  • Total Fat 28g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 1180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 56g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 20g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 1/2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.