Creamy BLT pasta salad recipe

Your favorite sandwich in pasta form!

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If there's one sandwich that's universally loved by people of all ages, it's the BLT. Crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, juicy tomatoes and mayonnaise -- all placed between two perfectly crunchy pieces of toast. However delicious it is, it's not an easy sandwich to transport to picnics or BBQ's. To still get your fix of a delicious BLT that is both portable and mouth-watering, try this quick and easy recipe for creamy BLT pasta salad!

The key to recreating that perfect BLT taste is to make sure the bacon is crispy (not burned) and to use the freshest lettuce and tomatoes possible! After one bite, you'll find it nearly impossible not to gobble up the entire batch!

Creamy BLT pasta salad

Creamy BLT pasta salad

Serves about 4

Ingredients: 

  • 8 ounces of macaroni noodles
  • 6 pieces of crispy bacon
  • 8 - 10 grape tomatoes
  • 1 leaf fresh lettuce
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
  • Salt and pepper

Directions: 

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente, about 6 - 8 minutes. Rinse and set aside to cool.
  2. While pasta cools, slice the grape tomatoes into thin slices, set aside. Chop lettuce and place with the tomatoes. Using your hands, crumble bacon into small pieces and place in a bowl.
  3. Add pasta to the bowl with the crumbled bacon and mix. Add in mayonnaise, sour cream, salt and pepper -- mix until fully combined. Carefully stir in chopped lettuce and tomatoes. Serve room temperature or cool and enjoy!

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Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.

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