>>Cheesy BLT Pasta Salad

Cheesy BLT Pasta Salad


Ease: Easy

Yield: 4 servings

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Source: Cabot

Southeast Dairy Association - cheesy blt pasta salad
Turn a BLT sandwich into a pasta salad by tossing bacon, lettuce and tomato with cooked pasta and adding cheese and sour cream.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 4 thick bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 ounces (about 1 cup) shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup large croutons

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain well and set aside to cool.

Stir together sour cream and next six ingredients until well blended.

Toss cooled pasta, lettuce, bacon, tomato and cheese in large bowl; add sour cream mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with croutons and serve immediately.

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