Spaghetti and Bacon Pasta Salad

    1 hour

    Bacon, green peppers, tomatoes and olives are mixed with spaghetti to make this pasta salad. So easy but has lots of flavour!

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    Makes: 1 large salad

    • 1 pound spaghetti, broken into pieces
    • 10 slices bacon
    • 2 sticks celery, chopped
    • 1 large onion, diced
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 40g pitted black olives, sliced
    • 2 tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 or 2 tablespooons savoury seasoning, or mixed herbs
    • 1 bottle vinaigrette dressing, such as balsamic
    • 40g grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    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 and set aside.
    2. While the pasta is cooking, grill the bacon until crispy and cooked; chop and set aside.
    3. In a large bowl combine spaghetti, bacon, celery, onion, pepper, olives, tomatoes, seasoning, salad dressing and grated cheese. Toss to coat. Chill in the fridge until you're ready to serve.

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    I previously reviewed this recipe and I am back to add that I recently used Bacon Bits in this salad and they work great.They soften up almost immediately and give a nice flavor and texture.Also,you have to use the McCormick Supreme Salad Seasoning.It took me a while to find it but it is right with all the other spices at the grocery store.That is definately what makes this salad better than any other I have tried.  -  18 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a great recipe! I made this last night and it was hit. The only thing I will do differently next time is to use a different type of pasta such as bowtie or penne. Even broken up, the spaghetti is a little hard to handle with fork when eating.  -  13 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We really love this recipe and have made it numerous times. Since I haven't changed anything in the last three batches, I'll share our modifications: 1. We use Rotini instead of spaghetti and specifically Barilla Plus Rotini. Really adds to the protein and fiber and is much easier for us to eat. 2.We also use Light Zesty Italian dressing to eliminate 2/3 of the calories from the salad dressing. 3. We use real crumbled bacon rather than frying it ourselves. I use 1 cup. (When my wife makes the recipe she uses pepperoni...I almost always volunteer to make it) 4. Finally, I use three tomatoes rather than two. We hope you find these modifications useful in your enjoyment of this wonderful pasta salad.  -  25 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)