Bakin’ With Bacon!

Good Morning!   It’s ME – your King – here to pass on a great summer time recipe for something REFRESHING with bacon!

I don’t know about you, but here in the Castle, my loyal subjects and I all appreciate having a LIGHT lunch or supper when it’s hotter than hot outside.    You feel better when you eat more “light” in the hot weather don’t you think?   Well, salads come to the rescue around here.   I asked our Royal Chef to come up with some baconized salad recipes and he just stared at me so I’m giving you a recipe I like and I hope you’ll like it to!!

My King, I was surprised a kingly cat such as Your Highness would eat something as simple as a SALAD!!

Well surprise – I love bacon in a salad!  Try this!

 

Yummy BLT Salad

INGREDIENTS:

1 16-oz. bag/box of seashell pasta

1 lb. bacon

1-1/2 cups ranch dressing

1 small onion chopped

2 tomatoes chopped

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain, and rinse under cold water to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crisp. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the Ranch dressing, onion, and tomatoes. Mix in the cooled pasta. The pasta will absorb some of the dressing, so don’t worry if it seems like too much. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Crumble bacon over the top just before serving.

Totally easy and totally delicious at the same time.   This is our GO TO salad in summer next of course to shrimp salad which will always be my favorite summer salad.

 

Don’t you just love an easy meal?    I know when the weather is nice nobody wants to be stuck in the kitchen making some “heat up the kitchen” meal.   This salad is refreshing as it can be.

I just HAD to leave you with a smile or two hence the “baconian jokes”! 

 Happy Saturday to all my loyal subjects!   

King Teddy

46 Comments »

  1. YUM! Too bad the peeps here do not eat pasta anymore. Don’t think it would be too good with zucchini noodles…’zoodles’!

    And cooking in hot weather is the pits, even with AC…

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      I agree that it might not be as good with zoodles but of course they are a whole lot better for you than the pasta ones!

      Hugs, Teddy

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    • Mom here makes a similar salad with lettuce. Not sure about the zoodles but Birds Eye makes veggie pasta. Mom has tried the zucchini/lentil one and it’s not bad.

      The Florida Furkids

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      • 4

        Your Mom eats healthier stuff than my Mom – she uses the regular pasta and probably she and Dad shouldn’t do that but – well – old habits are hard to break!! LOL

        Love, Teddy

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  2. 5

    Bacon makes everything better!

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  3. 7

    My wife loves BLTs, I bet she would like this.

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  4. 9

    My mommy has something similar but this has two added ingredients! Mommy gonna do this one for SURE! Fanks Teddy and Angel Sammy. XXX

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  5. 11

    Oh Teddy, another yummy, yummy one! The Dad best getting cooking.

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  6. Mom is going to try it with the Birds Eye veggie pasta.

    Shrimp salad sounds good too!!

    The Florida Furkids

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    • 14

      Oh it will be just as yummy with that….and in fact I didn’t have seashells and used regular broad noodles the second time I made it and it was just as good!! Mom made shrimp salad for dinner tonight and I got my very own shrimp!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  7. 15

    That looks great and easy. I will definitely make this soon. Have a great day! XO

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  8. 17

    Bowing respectfully to you King Teddy of Baconia…thank you for this most delicious summer time recipe.
    Madi your loyal, royal subject

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    • 18

      Hello Loyal Baconian! This is an EASY PEASY one but you’ll have to talk your Mom into making bacon for it AND the Diva gets some too!

      I HAVE DECREED THIS FROM MY THRONE!
      King Teddy

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  9. 19

    Wow, Teddy, that sounds like the easiest meal ever. And we have everything but Ranch dressing. Have to get our dad to pick up some of that the next time he shops. Yummers! Thanks for another wonderful recipe. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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    • 20

      Sure is an EASY recipe isn’t it? Mom and Dad love BLTS – have them at least once a week in fact – this is just a slightly different form – remove bread and put in pasta and VOILA. LOL

      Love, Teddy

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    foguth Says:

    Yesterday, my husband baked 2# of bacon, so we’re ready! His plan was BLTs for lunch, but there is plenty left over for this yummy lunch! Thanks for another great recipe. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. 25
    Memories of Eric and Flynn Says:

    I love bacon and pasta salad! If I have some cooked chicken leftovers I add that too.

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  12. 27

    Oh Teddy, this salad sounds wonderful. We luvs BLTs even though they are soy ones. This would be purrfect. Yael from PlayingInCatnip.com

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  13. We’re so excited to taste this wonderful salad. Mom printed the recipe and we plan on having it when the sun shines again. It’s pourin’ rain here…..not a salad day. Mom says I can have a strip of bacon….I love bacon. Tyebe is going to have her first strip of bacon. That ought to be hilarious….she creeps up on things not known to her. mol

    Shoko

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      Oh boy! Tyebe getting her first tastes of heavenly bacon ought to be pretty fun to see! Good luck getting your bacon treat Shoko…..!! My Mom LOVES this salad……LOVES it to the moon and back!

      Love, Teddy

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  14. 31
    Angelic Clowder Says:

    Teddy that salad sounds yum! We’re going to have to give it a try

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  15. 33
    The Swiss Cats Says:

    Claire would rather use potatoes instead of pasta, but your recipe sounds purrfect for Summer time. Purrs

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  16. 35
    The OP Pack Says:

    Mom loves a bit of bacon in her salad too, and NOT those bacon bits, but the real thing. Mom says she is going to make those chicken tenders you shared the other week very soon. The little bipeds love anything chicken tender/nuggetish.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  17. 37

    Hey Teddy. The mom says this sounds like the purrfect summer salad. She’s gonna make this for sure.

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  18. 39
    Marv Says:

    Oh YUM!
    Bacon Salad! Hey! That reminds me of a Bacon Joke! What did the Bacon say to the Tomato?
    Wait for it…
    Wait…
    Lettuce go together!!!
    Bwa! Haa!!! Haaa!!!
    Purrs
    Marv

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    Summer Says:

    I’m so disappointed! The breakfasts at the conference don’t have any bacon! It’s just sweet breads and oatmeal. My human doesn’t eat bacon, but she doesn’t eat that type of breakfast either.

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  20. 43

    After all these posts, I just now noticed that the royal chef of Baconia has a pig snout. Now I am really wondering about where he gets his bacon from….

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