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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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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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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Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"serve hot or cold, you'll love it. Great twist to a mac salad."

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Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"serve hot or cold, you'll love it. Great twist to a mac salad."

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