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BLT Macaroni Salad

A friend served this BLT pasta salad, and I just had to get the recipe. My husband loves BLT sandwiches, so this has become a favorite of his. It's nice to serve on hot and humid days, which we frequently get during summer here in Virginia. —Mrs. Hamilton Myers Jr., Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients. Add the macaroni, tomato and onions; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate. Just before serving, add lettuce and bacon; toss to coat.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • If you like your pasta salads extra saucy, double the sauce ingredients.
  • Calling all bacon fanatics! Use thick-cut bacon or add two extra strips to pump up the volume.
  • Nutrition Facts
    3/4 cup: 259 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 287mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


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    • Ann
      Jul 23, 2020

      We like avocado slices on our BLT s so I added an avocado. Perfect for us!

    • cbenne12
      Jun 3, 2020

      Lots of flavor. The only thing we changed was putting in sundried tomatoes instead of fresh tomatoes.

    • Eilene
      Oct 27, 2019

      my family loves this salad. really good stuff

    • knollbrookcook
      Sep 15, 2019

      Good salad. I used chives instead of onions. Will be making this again.

    • Andrea
      Sep 9, 2019

      I was amazed at how disgusting this salad was... it was embarrassing to serve, to be honest. I knew something was amiss when I took the lid off the bowl and it looked dryer than toast. The chili sauce does not belong in this salad. It was weird tasting and it completely overpowered everything else in the salad. I will absolutely NOT make this weird concoction again and I’m hoping my friends and family quickly forget I ever brought it over.

    • Galapas
      Aug 5, 2019

      What a great recipe! I made the recipe exactly as it was with no changes. The whole family loved it.

    • LPHJKitchen
      Jul 19, 2019

      LOVED this! Skipped the sugar for dietary reasons but this was a huge hit for those who love BLTs and those who love pasta! Great potluck dish!

    • amygattuso
      Jul 8, 2019

      Very tasty addition for a bbq

    • dgraham539
      Jun 12, 2017

      tasted good, but was dry

    • Leslie
      Apr 25, 2017

      I agree that it was a bit bland. I think the dressing needs more flavor and the salad needed more bacon. I thought it was also a bit dry.I made no changes to the recipe, prepared it exactly as it was written.