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Bacon Macaroni Salad

August 16, 2018Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2018

I hit the gold mine with this Bacon Macaroni Salad recipe. It’s starts with my favorite homemade macaroni salad recipe–one I’ve made for decades. One of the biggest changes was adding bacon. Yes, that’s right. B-A-C-O-N!!! I’m always fine-tuning recipes. Quite frankly, I rarely make a recipe exactly the same way twice. 🙂 I love the thrill of seeing ingredients come together in different ways to put a new spin on a recipe.

I made this salad with gluten free pasta, although any kind of pasta will work. While you can probably make this with regular mayonnaise, I chose to use Miracle Whip because it has a lot more zip. One of the things that increases the flavor of this salad is the dill weed, celery seed and paprika. The sweet pickle relish also provides the right tang to balance out all of the other flavors.

Back in May our church hosted an old fashioned Boot Scootin’. In Texas lingo, that’s our klutzy version of line-dancing/square dancing. This is preceded by a huge potluck dinner. There are several people in the church who are allergic to gluten. So I made two salads and one dessert that were gluten free. In addition to this Bacon Macaroni Salad, I made a 24-Hour Layered Salad and a Gluten Free Blackberry Dump Cake Cobbler. Everything turned out so well.

If you’re looking for a fantastic pasta salad recipe for your next potluck, family reunion or backyard barbecue, then give this fabulous salad a try. This particular recipe makes a lot. So if you don’t need 15 servings, then halve or quarter the recipe to make it more family friendly.

Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.

Bacon Macaroni Salad is absolutely awesome.

Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.

This recipe is amazing. Bacon makes everything better.

Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.

Bacon Macaroni Salad is a marvelous side salad. It’s terrific for potlucks, backyard barbecues and summer holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.

Here’s what I did.

Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.

I used these ingredients.

Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.

Chop up veggies. Crisp cook bacon and break into bite-sized pieces.

Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.

Place bell peppers, carrots, diced red onion in a large mixing bowl.

Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and run cold water over top of pasta. I used a gluten free pasta.

Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.

To veggies in mixing bowl, add cooled gluten free pasta, bacon, chopped hard-boiled eggs, sweet relish, Miracle Whip, sugar, celery seed, dill weed, salt, pepper and apple cider vinegar.

Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.

Stir ingredients gently to combine. Sprinkle with paprika. Garnish with additional chopped bacon and sliced hard-boiled eggs. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.

You can also garnish the salad with fresh dill weed, if desired.

Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.

Bacon Macaroni Salad is succulent and mouthwatering. 

Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.

The combination of flavors from the seasonings make this salad special.

Here’s the recipe.

BACON MACARONI SALAD

(My own concoction)

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This delicious macaroni salad is so fantastic because it includes bacon! It has a tasty, tangy salad dressing and includes bell peppers, hard-boiled eggs, celery, carrots and sweet pickle relish. It's terrific for potlucks, summer barbecues and holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Gluten free.
Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.
Instructions
  1. Hard-boil eggs about 3 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool about 15 minutes.
  3. Peel eggs and slice.
  4. Reserve a few slices for topping and dice remaining eggs.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  7. Rinse in cold water to stop enzymatic process.
  8. Set aside.
  9. Meanwhile, fry bacon and drain on paper towels.
  10. Break into bite-sized pieces.
  11. Reserve the pieces from one slice of bacon for topping.
  12. Set both parts of bacon aside.
  13. Chop bell peppers, celery, carrots and onion.
  14. Combine cooked macaroni, bacon (except that reserved for topping), bell peppers, celery, carrots, onion and sweet pickle relish.
  15. Gently sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  16. Combine mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, sugar, apple cider vinegar, celery seed and dill weed.
  17. Combine dressing ingredients with macaroni ingredients.
  18. Pour into a salad bowl.
  19. Sprinkle with paprika.
  20. Garnish with hard-boiled egg slices and bacon pieces.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I usually microwave bacon on a plate between two paper towels. If the bacon is thickly sliced, it will usually need one minute on high per slice. If the bacon is thinly sliced, it will need about 45 seconds per slice on high.

NOTE: Garnish with fresh dill weed, if desired.

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Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.

Bacon makes a regular pasta salad amazing!

Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.

I loved the way this salad turned out. It was so incredibly tasty.

Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.

If you enjoy pasta salads, you need to give Bacon Macaroni Salad a try.

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Print Recipe
Bacon Macaroni Salad BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This delicious macaroni salad is so fantastic because it includes bacon! It has a tasty, tangy salad dressing and includes bell peppers, hard-boiled eggs, celery, carrots and sweet pickle relish. It's terrific for potlucks, summer barbecues and holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Gluten free.
Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Bacon Macaroni Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fabulous #macaronisalad is spectacular! It's filled with #bacon, bell peppers, hard-boiled #eggs in a delicious #salad dressing. I used #glutenfree #pasta. Perfect side salad for potlucks & summer #holiday fun like #MemorialDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay.
Instructions
  1. Hard-boil eggs about 3 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool about 15 minutes.
  3. Peel eggs and slice.
  4. Reserve a few slices for topping and dice remaining eggs.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  7. Rinse in cold water to stop enzymatic process.
  8. Set aside.
  9. Meanwhile, fry bacon and drain on paper towels.
  10. Break into bite-sized pieces.
  11. Reserve the pieces from one slice of bacon for topping.
  12. Set both parts of bacon aside.
  13. Chop bell peppers, celery, carrots and onion.
  14. Combine cooked macaroni, bacon (except that reserved for topping), bell peppers, celery, carrots, onion and sweet pickle relish.
  15. Gently sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  16. Combine mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, sugar, apple cider vinegar, celery seed and dill weed.
  17. Combine dressing ingredients with macaroni ingredients.
  18. Pour into a salad bowl.
  19. Sprinkle with paprika.
  20. Garnish with hard-boiled egg slices and bacon pieces.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I usually microwave bacon on a plate between two paper towels. If the bacon is thickly sliced, it will usually need one minute on high per slice. If the bacon is thinly sliced, it will need about 45 seconds per slice on high.

NOTE: Garnish with fresh dill weed, if desired.

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