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Sweet Maple Bacon Pasta Salad

This Sweet Maple Bacon Pasta Salad is packed with fresh vegetables and bacon, and has a lightly sweet dressing. It's perfect for summer picnics, pitch-ins, or a family night in.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Marybeth Feutz

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • While pasta is cooking, cook bacon (I like to cook mine in the oven). Drain grease, and set bacon aside to cool.
  • In a small bowl, mix maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg. (Use a fork or a small whisk to get the cinnamon and nutmeg to mix into the syrup.) Set aside.
  • Remove the covers from the Nourish Bowls. Pour the sauce and bacon packets over the vegetables and toss to mix. Place both bowls in the microwave, cover loosely with paper towels, and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Remove paper towels, stir gently, and set aside.
  • When the pasta is cooked, drain it and place it in a large bowl.
  • Toss pasta with the canola oil to keep it from sticking.
  • Add the cooked veggies from the Nourish Bowls to the pasta.
  • Crumble the bacon and add to the pasta.
  • Pour the maple syrup mixture over the pasta.
  • Gently toss to mix and coat the pasta and veggies with the maple dressing.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours, or overnight.
  • Serve chilled.