Cranberry, Bacon and Blue Cheese Pasta Salad

Cranberry, Bacon and Blue Cheese Pasta Salad

Looking for a filling recipe for dinner? Then check out this fruity, nutty salad made using Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad® ranch and bacon salad mix that’s tossed together in just 25 minutes!

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

1
box (7.5 oz) Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad® ranch and bacon salad mix
6
slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch slices
3/4
cup cranberry-pomegranate juice
1/4
cup olive oil or vegetable oil
3
cups chopped romaine lettuce (6 leaves)
1
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1
cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
1
medium stalk celery, sliced (1/2 cup)
1/3
cup thinly sliced red onion
4
oz Roquefort or other blue cheese, crumbled (1 cup)
  1. Fill 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of water; heat to boiling. Add Pasta. Gently boil, uncovered, 12 minutes, stirring occasionally; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  3. In small bowl, combine Seasoning mix from packet, juice and oil. In large bowl, stir together cooked pasta and remaining ingredients except cheese.
  4. Just before serving, toss salad with dressing and sprinkle with cheese.
Makes 6 servings (1 1/3 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
To toast pecans, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 560
    • (Calories from Fat 300),
  • Total Fat 33g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 830mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 52g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 23g),
  • Protein 14g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 5 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.