Canadian Bacon-Stuffed Shell Salad
This recipe takes pasta salad to a big flavor level. It's great to make ahead and serve for a simple luncheon.
- 12 oz Canadian style bacon, sliced
- 1 cup zucchini, shredded
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 2 Tbs Parmesan cheese, grated
- 3 Tbs vegetable oil
- 3 Tbs red wine vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 16 conchiglioni (jumbo shells)
- 4 cups romaine lettuce
- Cut Canadian bacon into thin strips. In a large bowl combine bacon, zucchini, red pepper and Parmesan cheese; set aside.
- For dressing, combine oil, vinegar, garlic, Italian seasoning, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour dressing over bacon mixture; toss gently to mix. Cover and chill 30 minutes.
- Cook conchiglioni according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the bacon mixture into each conchiglioni. Place the shells, filled side up, in a baking dish. Cover and chill 2-4 hours. To serve, arrange romaine among salad plates. Place 2 shells atop each.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board
Serving Suggestion: Serve with fresh seasonal fruit.
Calories from Fat 83 (52%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 8g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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