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Bacon Macaroni Salad Recipe
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Bacon Macaroni Salad Recipe

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This pleasing pasta salad is like eating a BLT in a bowl. Chock-full of crispy crumbled bacon, chopped tomato, celery and green onion, the sensational salad is draped in a tangy mayonnaise and vinegar dressing. It's a real crowd-pleaser! -Norene Wright, Manilla, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 5 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 5 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 290 calories, 25 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 387 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in tomato, celery and green onions.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over macaroni mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours. Just before serving, stir in bacon. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as BLT Macaroni Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2002, p33

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 290 calories, 25 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 387 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 29, 2015

"We thought this was very good, although I don't know how it could possibly serve 12 people! With a pound of bacon, I served it as a main dish, and it served four with no seconds. We do have big appetites though. I added a little Kraft Zesty Italian right before serving because it seemed a little dry."

Reviewed May. 25, 2015

"I added some bacon drippings and made Miracle Whip part of the dressing along with the mayo and yet the flavor was still bland to me. I then "doctored" it up with more salt and some Cajun seasoning and only then did the salad have "presence" enough for my family's tastes. I will keep this in my Recipe Box with notes added for the above alterations."

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2014

"Make this all the time! A favorite!"

Reviewed May. 25, 2014

"I can't believe I forgot to rate this one. I have been making this for several years and always get rave reviews. It's definitely a family favorite. I'll sometime use real bacon bits in place of cooked bacon and it comes out just as wonderful."

Reviewed May. 5, 2014

"delicious! you must try this recipe. great for a grill out night"

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