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Inspired by the classic sandwich, this BLT Pasta Salad has only 6 ingredients, and they will all rock your lunch box! The perfect side dish for parties, too!

BLT Pasta Salad

Inspired by the classic sandwich, this BLT Pasta Salad has only 6 ingredients, and they will all rock your lunch box! The perfect side dish for parties, too!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 486 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound mini shells or other small pasta
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 4 ounces bacon fried, drained, and crumbled
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Instructions

  1. Bring 4 quarts water and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Drain and rinse pasta under cold water until cool. Shake out any excess water.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise and red wine vinegar. In a large bowl, toss together pasta, tomatoes, peas, and bacon. Stir in mayonnaise dressing until thoroughly combined.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. TASTE for seasoning. If you don't season with sufficiently, this dish might taste bland.