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Delicious BLT Pasta Salad

A Fun Twist On a BLT

BLTPastaSalad

Warmer weather is here in Kansas, I think we jumped from winter to summer! It has been getting in high 90’s most days and we have had a few that hit 100 and higher! Wooza, I am wishing we had spring because this hot weather is already draining me!  To hot to get out and go do stuff, as you start sweating almost instantly!!

With warmer weather here, I tend to go crazy on making pasta salads. Adam starts to crave it as do I! My mother-in-law made a pasta salad similar to this at our last get together we had. It was so good, extremely easy to make! It is going to be a new favorite in our house I am betting :-)!

If you love BLT’s then give this BLT Pasta Salad a go. I am not a tomato lover so I just pick them out, and give them to Adam to enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Pasta Shells
  • 1 package of bacon (any brand will do)
  • 3-4 tomatoes diced
  • 1 bag of Spinach leafs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp milk

Instructions

  1. You will want to cook your pasta how it shows on the box. Once it is done drain and make sure to rinse in cool water till cool.
  2. While pasta is cooking, start to cook up your bacon till nice and crispy, then once it cools tear it into little bite size pieces, and toss in the drained cool pasta.
  3. Add your mayonnaise and tsp of milk in a bowl and mix up.
  4. Then just Mix all of the ingredients together and put in the fridge until ready to serve.
  5. Once you are ready to serve, lay some spinach leaves on plate, then top with the pasta salad and serve.

 

BLT Pasta

 

I served this for dinner, and it was pretty filling. You are welcome to make this as a side or main dish! When it gets so hot out, I tend to enjoy lighter foods rather then tons of grease or heavy food. Plus it is nice to have some good salad recipes on hand to make and take to potlucks, and bbq’s you get invited to!

I hope you all enjoy this recipe, like we do! Feel free to add more ingredients or toss some ranch in, whatever your taste buds desire :-)! Feel Free to Pin on Pinterest to save this recipe for later use, or print it off!

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Bowtie Pasta Salad with Bacon & Tomatoes

Bowtie Pasta Salad with Bacon & TomatoesIf you are like me and enjoy Pasta Salads in the Spring and Summer you might be in love this recipe! I am a huge bacon fan, I made another pasta salad that was a BLT Pasta salad that you put on top of Spinach Leaves and it is so good and very popular as well! This recipe is – Bowtie Pasta Salad with Bacon & Tomatoes!

I know probably this Summer we will have lots of nights with fun pasta salad dishes! They are so nice to whip up, and they store so beautifully! Being pregnant sometimes I don’t want to cook up stuff, or should I say have the energy too! With pasta salads and such it is easy, and I can make in morning and be good to go later for supper time!

 

Bowtie Pasta Salad with Bacon & Tomatoes - Ingredients

Ingredients

1 16-ounce box bowtie pasta
1 16-ounce package of bacon
1 large tomato, diced (appx. one cup)
2 green onions, finely sliced
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, rinse in cool water and drain well. Set aside.

2. Chop the bacon in small pieces and brown it in a large skillet. When the bacon is crisp, drain on paper towels and allow to cool.

Bowtie Pasta Salad with Bacon & Tomatoes - Process 14. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, bacon, tomatoes, mayonnaise, green onion and vinegar. Mix thoroughly to combine. Reserve a few of the green onions for garnish, if desired.

5. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste. At this point you can also add more mayonnaise and/or vinegar to your liking.

Bowtie Pasta Salad with Bacon & Tomatoes - Process 2Serve immediately or cover and allow to chill in the refrigerator.

Notes:

As it sits in the refrigerator, it may absorb some of the dressing, so you may need to add more mayonnaise and/or vinegar before serving.

Bowtie Pasta Salad with Bacon & Tomatoes  I hope if you make this recipe you all enjoy it! It is very easy to whip up, and doesn’t take to many ingredients!

 

BLT Pasta SaladIf you are interested in check out this BLT Pasta Salad, it is somewhat similar, but a bit different! I love having the spinach leaves under it, adds a new whole take!

 

Do you enjoy eating pasta salads in the Summer months?! 

 

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