Bacon and Vegetable Pasta Salad

    Bacon and Vegetable Pasta Salad

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    40min


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    About this recipe: This pasta salad is a meal in itself! You can pack it with any veg, cooked meat and cheese that you like.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 5 

    • 225g fusilli pasta
    • 6 slices bacon
    • 450g frozen mixed vegetables
    • 235ml vinaigrette salad dressing
    • 1 teaspoon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
    • 85g cooked turkey breast, cut into bite size pieces
    • 120g grated Cheddar cheese

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. Place bacon in a large, deep frying pan or cook under the grill. Chop and set aside.
    3. Cook the frozen vegetables in the microwave for approximately 4 minutes, making sure they stay crisp; drain.
    4. In a large bowl mix together salad dressing, mustard, seasoning salt and pepper. Add pasta, mixed vegetables, pepper, turkey, 1/2 of the bacon and 1/2 of the cheese; mix well. Sprinkle remainder of cheese and bacon on the top. Cover and chill thoroughly before serving.

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