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Cobb Pasta Salad

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Cobb Pasta Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 16

We took the beloved Cobb salad up a notch by turning it into a delicious pasta salad! All the classic ingredients are here: chicken, bacon, blue cheese, hard-cooked eggs and more—all tossed together with a zingy dressing that keeps the flavors balanced. It makes for such a lovely dish that no one will ever guess it took only 25 minutes to toss together—but we won’t tell if you don’t! With 16 servings, this salad is perfect to bring to your next party or potluck. Or, make it ahead of a busy week and let the family help themselves to dinner. MORE+ LESS-

Updated April 19, 2019
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Ingredients

2
boxes Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad™ BLT pasta salad
1
cup mayonnaise
3
tablespoons lemon juice
4
cups chopped romaine lettuce (8 oz)
8
slices cooked bacon, chopped
2
cups shredded cooked chicken
1 1/2
cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2
cup crumbled blue cheese
2
medium avocados, pitted, peeled and coarsely chopped
4
hard-cooked eggs, peeled, coarsely chopped

Steps

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  • 1
    In 4-quart saucepan, cook pasta as directed on box; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir together seasoning mix pouches, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Stir in cooked pasta.
  • 3
    Spread lettuce on large serving platter. Top with pasta mixture. Arrange remaining salad ingredients in rows over pasta.

Expert Tips

  • Romaine lettuce has a crunchy texture that works well with the softer ingredients in this salad.
  • If you have diners that don’t care for the stronger taste of blue cheese, feel free to serve it on the side.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
420mg
17%
Potassium
250mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
3g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Our inspiration for this salad was to capture the delicious flavors of a Cobb salad in a meal that even salad skeptics would adore. Thus, Cobb Pasta Salad was our solution. Hearty and crowd-sized, it’s perfect for a summer party. Or, mix it up when you need a make-ahead meal to get you through a busy week. Let us know what you think about this recipe by leaving a comment below. Like so many delicious and time-tested recipes, Cobb Salad was born of resourcefulness. A Hollywood restauranteur, Bob Cobb, invented this salad as a way to use up leftovers. Because few can turn down a salad that includes, among other ingredients, avocados, bacon and blue cheese, it’s been around ever since. Hard-boiled eggs are a key ingredient in this salad. If cooking them to the perfect doneness or peeling without tearing has so far eluded you, learn how to make hard-boiled eggs once and for all with Betty’s handy tutorial. Pasta salad is one of summer’s most versatile dishes, truly. It can be made with nearly any fruits, veggies or pantry items you have around and it’s hearty too. Get all the pasta salad recipes you could ever need.

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