Hot Bacon Macaroni Salad Recipe
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Hot Bacon Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Start your picnic right with this delicious macaroni salad. It's loaded with diced veggies and bacon, and coated with a zesty dressing similar to one you'd use for German potato salad. —Kay Bell, Palestine, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup sliced radishes
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon. In the same skillet, saute mushrooms in drippings until tender; remove with a slotted spoon. Add the sugar, flour, salt and pepper to the skillet; gradually stir in vinegar until smooth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Drain macaroni. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, onion and celery. Drizzle with vinegar mixture. Add mushrooms and bacon; toss to coat. Garnish with radishes and parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hot Bacon Macaroni Salad in Country Extra July 2009, p51

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1beagle1lady 252419
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2016

"This is similar to my recipe, where did you get it? I don't add vinegar Just bacon grease."

justmbeth 225689
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2015

"Really good. I left out the radishes due to family preferences. Will make again."

keverwann 155396
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

"This was pretty good, but we found out that white vinegar is not an equal substitute for apple cider vinegar."

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