2Tbsp.finely chopped chivesplus additional for garnish if desired
2cups/4 oz. romaine lettucetorn into bite-sized pieces
1 ½cups/6 oz. diced plum tomato
½cup/2 oz. sliced radishes
4slices/1 ½ oz. crisp-cooked baconcrumbled (¼ cup.)
Take the BLT flavors you love and add them to a healthy pasta salad! With bacon, penne, lettuce, tomatoes and chives this recipe is great addition to any cookout, tailgate or picnic.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the penne according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cold water and place in a large bowl. Reserve.
Place the blue cheese, sour cream, buttermilk, and vinegar in a bowl. Use a fork to break up the blue cheese and combine the ingredients to make the dressing. Season with salt if needed and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Place the penne pasta, romaine, tomato, radishes and bacon in a large bowl. Stir in the dressing. Sprinkle with additional chives.
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Penne BLT with Blue Cheese Buttermilk Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 5g31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.