Turkey, Bacon Pasta Salad With Lemon Basil Dressing

Total Time
2hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 2 hrs

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

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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

McEvil's Wife September 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)!

sbera007 June 11, 2008

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

scleon90 July 21, 2006