Throwing together this hot bacon salad, in 25 minutes is made easier by using Suddenly Salad® classic salad mix. I’m addicted since I made this salad for first time.

Hot Bacon and Pasta Salad
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Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 box (7.75 oz) Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® classic salad mix
  2. 4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  3. 1/4 cup sliced onion
  4. 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  5. 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  6. 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
  7. 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  8. 4 cups baby spinach
  9. 1 pear, cut into bite-size pieces
  10. 4 oz blue cheese, crumbled (1 cup)
Instructions
  1. Fill 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of water; heat to boiling. Add Pasta. Gently boil, uncovered, 12 minutes, stirring occasionally; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon and onion, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp. Transfer bacon and onion to large bowl with slotted spoon, reserving bacon drippings. Stir Seasoning mix from packet, vinegar, brown sugar, oil and mustard into drippings.
  3. In large bowl, toss bacon and onion mixture, spinach, pear and dressing until mixed; stir in cooked pasta. Sprinkle cheese over top of salad. Serve warm.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
  1. Serving Size: 1 Serving
  2. Calories 430, Total Fat 16g, Cholesterol 30mg, Sodium 1530mg, Total Carbohydrate 56g, Protein 16g, Vitamin A 60%, Vitamin C 10%, Calcium 20%, Iron 20%
  3. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Adapted from Pillsbury
Adapted from Pillsbury
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