Macaroni Salad w/ Bacon #BaconMonth

A deli side dish classic gets even better with the addition of  crispy, flavorful bacon in this easy to make Macaroni Salad! #BaconMonth #PutSomePigInIt

Macaroni Salad with Bacon | MomsTestKitchen.com | #BaconMonth #PutSomePigInItSo 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.

Classic Macaroni Salad with Bacon | MomsTestKitchen.com | #BaconMonth #PutSomePigInItI 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.

Macaroni Salad with Bacon | MomsTestKitchen.com | #BaconMonth #PutSomePigInIt

Classic Macaroni Salad with Bacon | MomsTestKitchen.com | #BaconMonth #PutSomePigInIt

Macaroni Salad w/ Bacon


for the dressing:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper to season

for the macaroni salad:

  • 1 box 16 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup sweet relish
  • 1/2 pound bacon cooked crisp & crumbled


for the dressing:

  • In a small bowl, mix together all of the dressing ingredients until well blended. Set aside

for the macaroni salad:

  • 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.
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