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BLT in a Bowl Recipe

BLT in a Bowl Recipe

Velma Jenness of Marcus, Iowa created this hearty pasta medley that’s sure to become a staple.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:1 servings


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


  • 1. 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. Yield: 1 serving.

Nutritional 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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Reviewed 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"

Reviewed 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."

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