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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

Ingredients

  • 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.

Directions

  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 Jun. 22, 2015

"I made this dish over the weekend for a pool party and it was a hit! The only thing I did different, was that I added a little more mayo than what the recipe called for and I added some Italian dressing to give it extra flavor. This will definitely remain in my recipe file for a delicious summertime salad. Great combination of flavors!"

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2015

"Great salad! I too added some cheddar cheese to it and I absolutely adore the addition of bacon. My husband is not a fan of macaroni salad but he love this one."

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"Can't say thank you enough! I was so tired of making my standard macaroni salad and gave this one a try. It was a hit. And thanks to those that suggested Miracle Whip. Will try that this weekend!"

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"I love the people here! We don't worry about carbs, fats, etc. We seem to be home cooks with a family to feed & please! Common sense suggestions to make this more flavorful, & realistic serving amounts. I really love you guys because we do home cooking, not the modern-day, always healthy stuff that our families don't enjoy! I've made this salad since it was in TOH in 2002, & it's been a favorite with our family of eight, now up to 13! I, too, add 8oz. of sharp cheddar cheese & any garden produce we have on hand. It changes a little every time I make it, & they always enjoy it!"

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"Baconholic here so this is a good base recipe because you can take it and go from there. I use 1/2 tsp of fresh coarse ground black pepper instead 1/4 tsp. Also I add 5 leaves of Romaine lettuce, ribs removed, chopped to about the size of a quarter and 1 or 2, depending on the size, diced Hass avocados and a good full cup of grated sharp Cheddar cheese. Also I use the whole pkg of elbow macaroni. The mayo I use is my own home made, from an old Wesson oil recipe for mayo that came out in the 1930s. We love this salad but it certainly does not make 12 servings unless you're the food police. We like having some left over to snack on later."

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