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Sun-Dried Tomato & Bacon Pasta Salad

5 min
20 min


  • 8-10 slices Coleman Natural bacon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound spiral pasta
  • 12 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, cut into strips
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


1 Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside in a large mixing bowl.

2 Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp, about 5-6 minutes, set on paper towel to drain, then chop into ½” pieces.

3 Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from the pan, then return skillet to medium-high heat and cook onion in the reserved tablespoon bacon fat. Sauté on medium-high heat 5-6 minutes or until translucent and slightly caramelized. Add garlic and sauté for one minute longer.

4 Place onions, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and bacon into the mixing bowl with pasta and toss with olive oil, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar.

5 Transfer pasta salad to serving bowl or platter, top with basil and serve.