Rating: 4.5 stars
9 Ratings
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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.

Recipe Summary

cook:
20 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 35 mins
prep:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

344 calories; protein 9.3g; carbohydrates 26.2g; fat 22.6g; cholesterol 13.7mg; sodium 841mg. Full Nutrition
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