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BLT in a Bowl

Velma Jenness of Marcus, Iowa created this hearty pasta medley that’s sure to become a staple.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1 serving


  • 1/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons chili sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sodium-free chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 cup torn iceberg lettuce
  • 1 bacon strip, cooked and crumbled


  • Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, chili sauce, lemon juice, sugar and bouillon; stir in the macaroni, tomato and onion.
  • Refrigerate until chilled. Serve in a lettuce-lined bowl; sprinkle with bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 199 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 782mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Bonito
    Jun 8, 2014

    OMG this is to die for - so good - I used a mild salsa instead of the chili sauce - this is the best ever

  • quilteratlarge
    Aug 5, 2012

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    May 23, 2009

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  • LSawyer803
    May 1, 2009

    I made this salad when it first came out in the Cooking for 2 magazine and it was delicious. I made it for an elderly lady I was caretaking and she loved it.

  • Louise Leslie
    May 1, 2007

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  • Julie
    Oct 6, 2006

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