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Rae's Italian BS Pasta Salad

Rae's Italian BS Pasta Salad

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Rae

This pasta salad comes together easily and is great for summer get-togethers. My family requests this all the time. I like to play with different veggies to add in variety. So play around with your favorites.

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  • Calories:
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 22.6 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.2g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 841 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spiral pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 12 minutes; drain.
  2. Fry bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels and crumble. Reserve about 2 tablespoons of bacon grease.
  3. Wilt spinach in the skillet with reserved bacon grease over medium heat, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Toss cooked pasta with 1/3 cup Italian-style dressing in a large bowl; stir bacon, spinach, and green onions into coated pasta.
  5. Stir creamy Italian-style dressing, tomatoes, and olives into pasta mixture. Chill in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
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Jayelle
25
4/23/2012

Wow. Ten stars. I had some bacon and baby spinach to use up and found this recipe. I had to make a change due to what I had, but am rating anyway because I think the result would have been VERY similar. I didn't have creamy Italian dressing, but only had regular. Assuming (and I apologize if I'm wrong) that creamy Italian dressing has a "mayo-like" base, I used the bottle of regular Italian dressing in place of the creamy, and then used 1/3 cup mayo in place of the regular Italian which I'm thinking "evened" everything out. Everything else I followed EXACT. SOOOOO GOOD!!! Where has this recipe been all my life?! I can't wait to try this out on everyone this summer at family and neighborhood BBQs!

CHERYL730
6
8/8/2012

This is such awesome salad, a change from regular salads, making again this weekend everyone wants more!!!

JackiePR
5
10/2/2013

Add the bacon just before serving and grate some fresh parmesan on top before serving. I find Good Seasons packet dressing you make yourself the best.