Eat Skinny: BLT Pasta Salad

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Hi friends! I had so many ambitious intentions of posting a new recipe today but then I realized I haven’t slept in a week and I’m so tired I could cry. But don’t worry, I’m still sharing an INSANELY delicious pasta salad I made last week for work. I’m not that MEAN.  But before we divulge deeper into that, I want to share a few pictures from my trip to Arizona! It was such a great weekend. I plan on doing a larger recap,but wanted to share a few favorites!

Some snapshots of the BEAUTIFUL kitchen in the condo we stayed at in Scottsdale. I mean, seriously, could you ask for a more amazing place to cook? I’m definitely saving these so when we move, I can tell the contractors to make this exact same kitchen.

Isn’t Sedona just the prettiest place you ever did see? The whole time I was there I was like “this isn’t a real place! It’s just a painting!”

Plus, I got to see one of these for the first time, ever! So that was cool.

It was a lot of fun, but as any bachelorette party can be, utterly exhausting. I just want to sleep for the next week and a half. But, I can’t because I leave for THE BEACH on Friday! Two of my very best friends and I are hitting up the South Carolina beaches for the weekend! I’m just ready to relax ocean side and catch some rays.

Now, I’ve teased y’all long enough, let’s talk BLT PASTA.

No, your eyes aren’t fooling you, this is real.

It’s also, quite possibly, the most delicious thing I’ve ever made. I know, such a bold statement for such a simple dish. But guys! It has bacon, and creaminess AND pasta.

This is the perfect side dish for a Mother’s Day brunch and especially a Memorial Day picnic. But you’ll want to double, er, quadruple the recipe b/c each person will probably eat an entire batch themselves.

Or is that just me who can’t control themselves enough to eat only a serving size? But guys, test me. Take a bite of this. Serve yourself a dainty bowl. You’ll be going back, face first, for seconds.


Nutritional information per 1/2 cup: 

Calories: 304
Fat:  5.3 grams
Carbohydrates: 44 grams
Fiber:  2
Protein: 10.25 grams
Weight Watchers Points Plus Points:  7

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  1. Posted by Brenda's Wedding Blog on
    Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
    This looks so good - I cannot wait to make it with gluten free noodles. I just pinned the photo so I have it saved - thinking it would be perfect for a weekend treat :)
  2. Posted by Annie Packman on
    Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
    This looks so yummy! I can't wait to try it. I grew up in Scottsdale and my grandfather started the Enchantment Resort in Sedona - it's one of the most amazing places in the world isn't it? 
  3. Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
    Beautiful, stunning photos. And the pasta salad...totally brilliant! 
  4. Posted by Priscilla M on
    Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
    Pasta salad like this one will make me very happy!
  5. Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
    This looks like a great summer pasta salad! Everything really is better with bacon! :-) (Okay, and mayonnaise!) 
  6. Posted by healthyfoodietravels on
    Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
    Interesting! I I am not a huge bacon fan, but I'd be willing to try this - it looks so creamy! :)
  7. Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
    That seriously looks like the perfect side dish for my next BBQ. Because I need to share it or I'll eat the entire batch like a gigantic pig. 
    • Posted by Claire Gallam10 on
      Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
      hahahah omg I DID THAT. Don't judge me!
  8. Posted by Stephsbitebybite on
    Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
    Oooh!! #1 I love pasta salad!! #2 pasta salad that has bacon in it!! #3 low in calories? Give me the whole bowl!
  9. Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
    Yummy!  It looks like you're having so much fun flying off to this and that. :)
    • Posted by Claire Gallam10 on
      Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
      hahahah, fun traveling, yes. flying? NO.
  10. Posted by Janet@FCTC on
    Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
    This looks delicious! I would like to eat about 20 fat grams worth myself hehe.

    Love your photos and yep, that IS a cool kitchen!
  11. Posted by Dinnersdishesdessert on
    Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
    Hope you get some sleep soon!  I want to spend the weekend on the beach!  Enjoy a fun fruity drink with an umbrella for me :)
    This pasta looks wonderful.  Can you ever go wrong with bacon?
  12. Posted by Part Time House Wife on
    Thursday, April 19th, 2012
    I'm not one for any kind of pasta salad really... and I don't really enjoy bacon in my food?? I'm soo weird, BUT with that being said, I would probably devour an entire bowl of this and get seconds before anyone had a chance to get their firsts! It just looks like the perfect dish!
  13. Posted by Emily @ Life on Food on
    Thursday, April 19th, 2012
    Your photos look amazing. I would pick sleep too but hopefully you will be relaxing all day long.
  14. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Thursday, April 19th, 2012
    Beautiful photos! It's funny bc I just found out two weeks ago that I'm going to be moving out the Phoenix area in the fall for a post-doc position and I've been looking at some place in Scottsdale!

    Ok, and I LOVE this pasta salad! I always love pasta salad during the spring and summer. Definitely saving this one!
  15. Posted by Susanne Voros on
    Thursday, April 19th, 2012
    The pictures of Arizona look so pretty, and that was a great kitchen!  The pasta sounds fantastic. 
  16. Posted by Katie on
    Friday, April 20th, 2012
    Gorgeous photos!  I love Sedona.  The pasta looks pretty good, too LOL
  17. Posted by Janis Scobee on
    Friday, April 20th, 2012
    I love Sedona! I got married there in 2008 among the picture perfect Red Rocks! Can't wait to try your BLT pasta.
  18. Posted by Sarah on
    Friday, April 20th, 2012
    Such beautiful photos! The pasta salad looks so so yummy too!
  19. Posted by Abby on
    Monday, April 23rd, 2012
    What a fun trip!  I love this pasta salad, the sour cream is key. 
  20. Posted by Melissa on
    Sunday, May 6th, 2012
    I made this and it was great - I used half mayo and half french onion dip because I was out of sour cream - it turned out delicious with a little extra flavor!
  21. Posted by shaunda on
    Saturday, July 5th, 2014
    I made this today and my family loved it! The only thing that I did different was substitute spinach leavrs for the lettuce. :)