Hot Bacon and Pasta Salad

Hot Bacon and Pasta Salad

Dinner made easy with Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad® classic salad mix. Have this delicious bacon salad ready in just 25 minutes.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1
box (7.75 oz) Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad® classic salad mix
4
slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4
cup sliced onion
3
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
1/4
teaspoon Dijon mustard
4
cups baby spinach
1
pear, cut into bite-size pieces
4
oz 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 and onion, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp. Transfer bacon and onion to large bowl with slotted spoon, reserving bacon drippings. Stir Seasoning mix from packet, vinegar, brown sugar, oil and mustard into drippings.
  3. In large bowl, toss bacon and onion mixture, spinach, pear and dressing until mixed; stir in cooked pasta. Sprinkle cheese over top of salad. Serve warm.
Makes 4 servings (1 3/4 cups each)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 430
    • (Calories from Fat 150),
  • Total Fat 16g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 1530mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 56g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 15g),
  • Protein 16g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1/2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.