BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta Salad | Pasta salad with bacon | Creamy pasta salad
BLT Pasta Salad | Pasta salad with bacon | Creamy pasta salad
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Pasta salad with bacon

This blt pasta salad with bacon incorporates all the flavours from the classic blt sandwich into a tasty creamy pasta salad.

The bacon transforms an ordinary macaroni salad into an irresistible delight at any barbecue or picnic.

Course Main Course, Side Dish, Salad
Cuisine Kiwi Style, Aussie Style
Keyword Pasta salad with bacon, BLT Pasta Salad, Creamy pasta salad
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 serves
Calories 455 kcal
Author Fare Bite Catering

 ★ Ingredients ★ 

  • 500 grams macaroni elbows
  • 8 bacon rashers
  • 3 large tomatoes diced
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

DRESSING:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup greek yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

 ★ Instructions ★ 

  1. Dice bacon and fry in butter in a Frypan until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and set aside to cool. Save drippings in pan.
  2. Thinly slice and dice the tomato and lettuce.
  3. Cook pasta to Al dente and reserve 1/3 cup pasta cooking water. Place pasta in a large bowl and set aside to cool.
  4. Add chopped bacon, tomato, lettuce, and lemon juice to cooled pasta and toss to combine.

Prepare the dressing:

  1. Place all dressing ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour dressing over pasta salad and stir to coat. Stir in reserved 1/3 cup pasta water. Season salad with bacon drippings, salt and pepper. Refrigerate salad at least 1 hour until cold.

 ★ Recipe Notes ★ 

You can store the blt pasta salad in refrigerator up to 3 days. Not suitable for freezing.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 455
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.6g
24%
Saturated Fat 6.4g
32%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 4mg
1%
Sodium 944mg
41%
Total Carbohydrates 55.5g
20%
Dietary Fibre 3g
11%
Sugars 5g
Protein 16.9g
Vitamin A 0mg
0%
Vitamin C 0mg
0%
Vitamin D 0mcg
0%
Calcium 42mg
2%
Iron 3mg
14%
Potassium 329mg
7%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.
2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
This nutritional label is a product of the online calculator at www.verywellfit.com

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