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Bacon & Pesto Pasta Salad

Bacon and Pesto Pasta Salad

Give your pasta salad a distinct twist and color with the addition of pesto and tasty Hormel® bacon.

Gluten Free:
Serving Size:
Total Time:
Under 30 Minutes
Preparation Time:
Under 15 minutes
Preparation Method:
Microwave , Stove-Top
Meal Occasion:
Lunch , Dinner
Level of Difficulty:
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This recipe is recommended for 4 servings
  • 1 (2.1-ounce) package HORMEL® Fully Cooked Bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (12-ounce) package spiral-shaped pasta, cooked, rinsed and chilled
  • 1 (8-ounce) package fresh mozzarella cheese, diced into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 (14-ounce) jar Roasted Florina Sweet Pepper Strips, drained and chopped
  • 1 (7-ounce) package refrigerated pesto


  1. Serve this salad with other buffet or picnic offerings when the family gets together.


  1. On paper plate, place bacon; cover with paper towel. Microwave 30 seconds or until crisp.
  2. In large salad bowl, toss together chilled pasta, bacon, cheese and roasted peppers. Toss with pesto just before serving.