BLT Pasta Salad

The same ingredients that compose a great sandwich create a superb salad for six in less than half an hour.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1 1/4
cups uncooked medium pasta shells
4
slices bacon
1/4
red onion, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)
1
pint (2 cups) cherry tomatoes, cut in half or 3 roma tomatoes, sliced
1/2
cup reduced-calorie ranch dressing
6
leaves romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat about 4 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Crumble into small pieces or cut into thirds.
  • 3 In large bowl, mix pasta, onion and tomatoes; toss gently with dressing to coat. Place lettuce leaf on each of 6 salad plates; divide pasta mixture evenly along plates. Sprinkle each with bacon.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    210
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    320mg
    320%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    29g
    29%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    7g
    7%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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