A deli side dish classic gets even better with the addition of crispy, flavorful bacon in this easy to make Macaroni Salad! #BaconMonth #PutSomePigInIt
So prior to this summer, I had never had macaroni salad before. I honestly don’t even know why but I hadn’t. My mom picked some up from the grocery store deli for a family get together earlier in the summer & I decided to go ahead & give it a try. And that was all she wrote. I was hooked. I took home all of the leftovers to eat. Plus I bought a container from the deli a couple of days later when I went grocery shopping. It has become my new favorite.
I knew there had to be a way I could make this myself though. It didn’t seem like it would be a complex recipe to figure out & I imagined I could probably make it a whole lot cheaper than what the deli charges. So I went searching & found some different recipes & made my own! And it was AWESOME! I liked it better than the deli version! And since it’s #BaconMonth, I decided to go ahead & kick it up a notch by throwing some crispy bacon in the mix. I will now forever add bacon to my macaroni salad.
- In a small bowl, mix together all of the dressing ingredients until well blended. Set aside
- In a large bowl, mix together all of the salad ingredients except for bacon. Slowly pour the dressing over the salad & stir to coat evenly. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Add the crumbled bacon to the salad right before serving.