BLT Pasta – Bacon, Leaves (Basil) and Tomatoes


BLT Pasta – Bacon, Leaves (basil) and Tomatoes. I love pasta salad and I love BLTs. So what could be better on a hot summer day than this salad?


What you need:

  • 1 cup small, dry pasta (I used ditalini)
  • 1/3 pound of bacon, cut into chunks
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, cut in half length-wise
  • 2 cloves of garlic, sliced very thin
  • 4 basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons of butter
  • Parmesan cheese (not the stuff in the can)

How to Do it:

Cook the pasta in salted water until it is tender but still al dente.  Drain

While the pasta is cooking, cook the bacon until it is crisp.  Drain off most of the fat and add the garlic.  Lightly sauté on med for about 2 minutes.


Add all the ingredients back into the pasta pan and mix.

Put into serving bowls and top with fresh grated parmesan.


Serves 4

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3 Responses to BLT Pasta – Bacon, Leaves (Basil) and Tomatoes

  1. Oh my goodness, your salad looks yummy, he grated parm caught my eye, I have a container in fridge and wondered what I would use it for, now you have given me this recipe. Thanks for sharing on Friday Feature, appreciate that you stopped by.
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    Thanks again, have a great day!

  2. Rhonda says:

    This looks amazing and I am always looking for quick and easy recipes! Thanks for sharing at the Home Matters Linky Party. I hope you will be back again this week Thanks RHONDA

  3. Helen, this looks so good. There’s nothing better than a good pasta salad, and my basil is just about big enough to start pinching a few leaves. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday last week- pinned, and I am featuring it today on Google+! 🙂 So pretty.

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