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For the Fourth of July, I was happy to stun everyone with a delicious Red, White, and Bleu Cheese Pasta Salad. This latest recipe has become the talk of our gathering and will be a returning recipe on our next get together.
The truth is that this Red White and Bleu Cheese pasta salad is so simple to make and it gives you the freedom (see where I went there?) to add your personal taste to this recipe. You can be as creative as you want to be with this recipe by adding chicken, or penil (Spanish roast) pieces to it. We stuck with bacon instead for this recipe.
If you are as frugal as we are here, you can use leftover chicken or roast to this mix to save you money, or you can just leave it as is. All I will tell you is that don’t skip the LiteHouse Chunky Bleu Cheese dressing because it will not taste as good.
For this recipe, I decided to get on the 4th of July theme and colored some pasta blue with food dye. By coloring a few pasta blue, it gave the recipe a festive look and made people talk about it.
- 1 box rotini pasta
- Blue food coloring
- 3/4 cup chopped bacon
- 1 cup of chopped tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 jar of LiteHouse Chunky Bleu Cheese dressing
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon of grated parmesan cheese (We added more)
- 1 can of sweet corn
- Cook pasta according to package directions and drain. Rinse the pasta with cold water and drain it again.
- Place about 1/3 of the pasta in a plastic bag (we use less than that because my kids are picky!) Add several drops of blue food coloring and shake the bags until the pasta change colors.
- Chop the tomatoes. You can use cherry tomatoes if you like.
- Cook and chop the bacon.
- Combine all ingredients (tomatoes, bacon, garlic powder, corn, and dressing) and mix thoroughly.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the blue pasta to the bowl and mix well.
- Cover and place in the fridge for about 2 hours or more.
- When serving the pasta salad add the Parmesan cheese.
Things to keep in mind. You can create red pasta by using red food coloring. I didn’t create red pasta because I thought the tomatoes were enough red for the pastas. You can add fresh red peppers to your salad. I added some fresh one. Also, this recipe is great if you are growing your own vegetable garden because you can add fresh vegetables that will bring out the flavor of this recipe.
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