Hot Bacon and Pasta Salad

Throwing together this hot bacon salad, in 25 minutes is made easier by using Suddenly Salad® classic salad mix.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4

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)
  • 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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