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Canadian Bacon-Stuffed Shell Salad

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 40 min.
This recipe takes pasta salad to a big flavor level. It's great to make ahead and serve for a simple luncheon.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 160
  Calories from Fat 83 (52%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(7%)Cholesterol 20mg
(29%)Sodium 700mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 8g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(22%)Protein 11g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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