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    Turkey, Bacon Pasta Salad With Lemon Basil Dressing

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    2 hrs 25 mins

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    Sassy Cat's Note:

    Great pasta salad, you can substitute your favorite pasta dressing instead of the Lemon Basil. My adaptation of a recipe from Betty Crocker.

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    Lemon Basil Dressing


    • 7 ounces pasta shells, small
    • 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp, crumbled
    • 1 1/2 cups turkey, smoked cut into strips
    • 1 1/2 cups lettuce, shredded
    • 1 cup cheese, shredded, your favorite kind
    • 1 large tomato, chopped (1 Cup)


    1. 1
      Cook pasta as directed on package; omitting salt.
    2. 2
      Rinse pasta in cold water; drain.
    3. 3
      Mix together mayonnaise, basil, lemon peel and lemon juice in a large bowl to form dressing.
    4. 4
      Add pasta, bacon (reserving 2 Tbl for topping), turkey, lettuce, cheese and tomato to dressing.
    5. 5
      Mix well.
    6. 6
      Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours to blend flavors.
    7. 7
      Sprinkle with reserved bacon.
    8. 8

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 11, 2008


      Dressing is soooo good fresh and zesty my family loved this we didnt have turkey bacon so I used the applewood smoked that we had on hand and wow was it good every one wanted 2nds even my four year old daughter we will make again very soon thanks sassy cat for posting this fast easy recipe

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    • on June 11, 2008


      I have been looking for an awesome pasta salad recipe and this is definitely it! I used whole wheat rotini noodles instead of shells. I also subbed shredded carrots for shredded lettuce. It was a hit at our indoor bbq (stupid thunderstorms)!

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    • on July 21, 2006


      Easy & delicious! I used bacon (turkey products not available) and grilled chicken breast (salt & pepper) instead. I omitted the lettuce and added red paprika(mathsticks). It was even better the next day. Thanks. Schin

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    Nutritional Facts for Turkey, Bacon Pasta Salad With Lemon Basil Dressing

    Serving Size: 1 (131 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 411.7
    Calories from Fat 226
    Total Fat 25.2 g
    Saturated Fat 7.8 g
    Cholesterol 35.1 mg
    Sodium 585.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 35.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 3.3 g
    Protein 11.3 g

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