Cranberry, Bacon and Blue Cheese Pasta Salad

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

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 6

Ingredients

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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    560
    (
    Calories from Fat
    300),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    33g
    33%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    830mg
    830%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    52g
    52%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    23g
    23%
    ),
    Protein
    14g
    14%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    70%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    15%;
    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.
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