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Hot Bacon and Pasta Salad

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  15 reviews
  • 25 min prep time
  • 25 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Throwing together this hot bacon salad, in 25 minutes is made easier by using Suddenly Salad® classic salad mix.

Suddenly Salad Contest - August, 2009
Cara Lanz
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Ingredients

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)

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
1530mg
1530%;
Total Carbohydrate
56g
56%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
20%;
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.
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