Bacon Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Bacon Macaroni Salad Recipe
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Bacon Macaroni Salad Recipe

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4.5 75 90
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This creamy pasta salad is like eating a BLT in a bowl. Chock-full of crispy crumbled bacon, chopped tomato, celery and green onion, it's draped in a tangy mayonnaise and vinegar dressing. A real crowd pleaser! —Norene Wright, Manilla, Indiana
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling

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

Directions

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in tomato, celery and green onions.
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: 290 calories, 25g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 387mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

  • 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
  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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Julie User ID: 9026067 272683
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2017

"I love this recipe. I used Tree colored pasta. Also no bacon used one small can of sliced Black olives. It gave it a meaty taste without all that bacon I am trying to watch my sodium intake. Yum. I love the fact you use a lot less mayonnaise than the traditional macaroni salad recipes"

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Psalm127-3 User ID: 7749892 272085
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2017

"for those of you who have made this:

do the salt&pepper amounts taste right to you? doesn't seem like enough of either even though bacon is salty"

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ruthrod User ID: 7651457 272069
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2017

"Going to make it."

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Rozmarie User ID: 8037342 272031
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2017

"I made this tonight for Sunday dinner. I made it according to the recipe and added a bit of garlic powder. It was delicious! Everyone loved it so it'll be one of my favorite recipes for mac salad. ?? ??"

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Karen User ID: 9206833 271986
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2017

"Sounds good, can't wait to make it!"

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Catherine M User ID: 4074232 254733
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"A great base recipe to start with! Made this for Labor Day party and made it again since then. I added a little garlic powder and used champagne vinegar and a little bit of dill pickle juice to zip it up. Best of compliments: a clean bowl!"

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leolion User ID: 323787 253228
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2016

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

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kfnb User ID: 8771061 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."

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sweetpeamrsc User ID: 8774979 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."

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CHEFOFTHEFUTURE User ID: 8203061 249709
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."

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