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Rae's Italian BS Pasta Salad image

This pasta salad comes together easily and is great for summer get-togethers. My family requests this all the time. I like to play with different veggies to add in variety. So play around with your favorites.

Provided by Rae

Categories     Salad     100+ Pasta Salad Recipes     Spinach Pasta Salad

Time 4h35m

Yield 12

Number Of Ingredients 8

1 (12 ounce) package tri-colored spiral pasta
1 pound bacon
1 (10 ounce) bag baby spinach leaves
⅓ cup Italian-style dressing
2 green onions, chopped
1 (16 ounce) bottle creamy Italian-style salad dressing
3 Roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives


  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spiral pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 12 minutes; drain.
  • Fry bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels and crumble. Reserve about 2 tablespoons of bacon grease.
  • Wilt spinach in the skillet with reserved bacon grease over medium heat, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Toss cooked pasta with 1/3 cup Italian-style dressing in a large bowl; stir bacon, spinach, and green onions into coated pasta.
  • Stir creamy Italian-style dressing, tomatoes, and olives into pasta mixture. Chill in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 344.3 calories, Carbohydrate 26.2 g, Cholesterol 13.7 mg, Fat 22.6 g, Fiber 2.2 g, Protein 9.3 g, SaturatedFat 4.2 g, Sodium 841 mg, Sugar 4.5 g

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