Bacon and Broccoli Orecchiette Salad

  • Difficulty: Ultra Basic
  • 15 minutes
  • 2 servings
Bacon and Broccoli Orecchiette Salad

When you think of pasta salad, do you think of something bland? If the answer is yes, let’s change what you’re imagining. Add some flavor with bacon and plenty of cheese. Once you’ve cooked the pasta, the bacon and broccoli orecchiette salad takes only 15 minutes to make. Need an even simpler idea? Replace the orecchiette with whatever pasta you have in the pantry.

Ingredients

3.5 ounces of bacon, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
10 broccoli, small size
5 ounces of cooked orecchiette
⅔ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 ounces of olive
¼ cup heavy cream

Steps

  1. Heat a skillet and add the bacon in it. Fry the bacon stirring often, until it turns brown and crispy. Set it aside.
  2. Take another skillet and heat the vegetable oil in it.
  3. Add the broccoli florets in the skillet, and season with salt and pepper. Cook them until they turn tender-crisp.
  4. Add the cooked orecchiette in a salad bowl. Add the cooked broccoli and bacon.
  5. Add the Cheddar cheese, olives, and heavy cream. Mix everything.

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