Southeast Dairy Association - cheesy blt pasta salad

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.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 12 cups penne pasta, uncooked
  • 12 cup sour cream
  • 12 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 12 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
  • 12 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 14 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 sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup large croutons

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain well and set aside to cool.
  2. Stir together sour cream and next six ingredients until well blended.
  3. 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.

Notes

Source of recipe: Cabot