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: 290 calories, 25g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 387mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g 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

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leolion 253228
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2016

"What a big hit!! Everyone loved it at our party! Will make it again!"

kfnb 251798
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2016

"I made this for my husband's birthday barbecue last month. We had a few people over and the bowl was empty at the end of the meal."

sweetpeamrsc 251766
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2016

"I doubled this recipe and only used 2 tsp of vinegar. Used more salt and pepper. Brought it to a large family gathering and everyone loved i! Lots of compliments."

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"I saw this same salad in the Jewels Food Store Deli. Bought a half pound. Figured out simple ingredients, looked up recipe, found this one. Only difference is they added cheddar cheese, green and red pepper. I added 1/2 cup Cesar dressing, and little grlic powder. YUMMMM."

mkaskela 248803
Reviewed May. 30, 2016

"I added an extra tomato and everyone loved it."

Poupchik 248167
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"Loved it, loved it, loved it, that's how many times I've made it so far, and will continue, also have many requests for the recipe! Bless your heart Norene."

mwalburn 248117
Reviewed May. 12, 2016

"I just want to add that I make this same dish but add shredded cheddar cheese.....It is a dish everyone loves."

1914skin 244177
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2016

"Oh my, oh my! An absolute keeper!!!! I just tweeked it a little by adding garlic powder to the mayo mixture, and toasted, slivered almonds to mix in when adding the bacon crisps, just a little added crunch. Thank you so much for the recipe! Enjoyed by all!"

JGa2595176 241291
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"Great recipe-entire family enjoyed. We made as a meal and added some garlic powder and a couple handfuls of fresh spinach as well. Will be a fantastic potluck dish. Thanks for sharing!"

ElArKay 237635
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"I followed this recipe exactly and it was pretty awful. It tasted like mayo with a little bacon flavor thrown in. This is the first time I've made a recipe with this many good reviews that turned out so badly. Beware unless you love eating mayo straight from the jar."

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