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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 6

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

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • Instead of tossing the ingredients together, layer the onions, pasta, bacon and tomatoes on the lettuce and drizzle with the dressing.
  • Upgrade the fiber and nutrients in this hearty salad by using whole wheat penne.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Potassium
250mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
3g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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