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Pasta BLT Salad - Recipe

When you have a craving for a BLT try this tasty pasta salad. It is extra flavorful when you have those fresh from the garden tomatoes to help give it that traditional BLT taste. It makes a great summer meal.
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Pasta BLT Salad Recipe
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Lay bacon on lined baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  • Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain and toss with the milk in a large bowl; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add tomatoes, thyme and garlic with bacon drippings; toss until warmed through; season with salt and pepper. Crumble the bacon into bite-size pieces. Toss the bacon and tomato mixture with the pasta.
  • In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, sour cream. Pour over pasta and stir until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Add the lettuce; toss again to coat. Serve.
Servings: 6
-1 pound bacon - reserve drippings
-12 ounces rotini pasta
-1/2 cup milk
-3 tomatoes - cut into chunks
-1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
-1 clove garlic - minced
-1/2 cup mayonnaise
-1/4 cup sour cream
-3 tablespoons chives - finely diced
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon pepper
-5 cups romaine lettuce - chopped