Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Recipe: Tomato and Bacon Pasta Salad

It has been so hot here for the past two weeks.  I don't think we have left the house unless we need to.  With it being so hot, I don't like to heat the kitchen up, but this pasta is well worth it.  We had it as a main dish with some bread, but it could be a great side dish.  I added parmesan cheese the first night and some feta cheese the next day.  Both were equally good.  I served this at room temperature for dinner and cold for lunch.  I preferred it cold and so did my family.

Tomato and Bacon Pasta Salad

1 box penne pasta, cooked and drained
1/2 cup milk
3 tbsps olive oil
12 ounces bacon, cooked
3 medium ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
4 tbsps green onions, chopped
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, feta or the cheese of your choice
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Toss the cooked pasta with 1/2 cup milk; set aside.  Put olive oil in a pan; add tomatoes and garlic.  Toss until warmed through and remove from heat; season with salt and pepper.  Crumble the bacon into bite-sized pieces; set aside 1/4 cup for garnish.  Add tomato mixture and bacon to pasta and toss.  Mix the mayonnaise, sour cream and 3 tablespoons green onions.  Add to pasta mixture and toss until evenly combined.  Garnish with reserved bacon and green onion.  This may be served room temperature or chilled.



  1. Oh yum, this looks so super good

  2. What a nice combination of flavors, I'm sure we'd love it!