B.L.T. Pasta Salad

  • By Alison Boyette
  • Photography by Matt Hulsman

Enjoy the delicious flavors of a B.L.T. in this pasta salad from Saint James United Methodist Cooks.

B.L.T Pasta Salad

B.L.T. Pasta Salad

  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1 pound thick-sliced bacon, diced
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 4 cups grape tomatoes, halved

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water, according to package instructions. Transfer pasta to a bowl of ice water; drain well. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain. Reserve 3 tablespoons bacon drippings; set aside to cool. Whisk together mayonnaise, reserved drippings, shallots, basil, vinegar, and sugar in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Stir in pasta, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and bacon; toss to coat. Season salad with salt and pepper. Yields 20 servings.

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See the other recipes that originally appeared with this one:
Sweet Potato Biscuits and Honey Butter
Mrs. Deberry’s Butter Bean Casserole

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