Bacon Macaroni Salad
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 is absolutely awesome.
This recipe is amazing. Bacon makes everything better.
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.
I used these ingredients.
Chop up veggies. Crisp cook bacon and break into bite-sized pieces.
Place bell peppers, carrots, diced red onion in a large mixing bowl.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and run cold water over top of pasta. I used a gluten free pasta.
Stir ingredients gently to combine. Sprinkle with paprika. Garnish with additional chopped bacon and sliced hard-boiled eggs. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
You can also garnish the salad with fresh dill weed, if desired.
Bacon Macaroni Salad is succulent and mouthwatering.
The combination of flavors from the seasonings make this salad special.
Here’s the recipe.
BACON MACARONI SALAD
(My own concoction)
Bacon makes a regular pasta salad amazing!
I loved the way this salad turned out. It was so incredibly tasty.
If you enjoy pasta salads, you need to give Bacon Macaroni Salad a try.