Loaded Macaroni Salad with Bacon

Mac salad is great to have on hand in the fridge.

It’s one of those things that you might forget you have.

Then when you’re staring in the fridge for something to eat, and nothing sounds good…..

……until you spot the leftover container of mac salad….

….then you grab it and eat it all right out of the container. 

You see, I speak from experience. 

This mac salad is loaded with goodies.

It has a lot of crunch to it with celery, red bell pepper, sweet pickles and onion.

And what really makes this mac salad amazingly delish?  It’s the bacon and fresh dill. 

Reeeally tasty.

So let’s check out all of the ingredients.

Salad macaroni, red bell pepper, green onions, sweet pickles, celery, real bacon bits, fresh dill, fresh italian parsley, salt, pepper, prepared yellow mustard, and mayonnaise.
 

Here’s how to make it:

Bring a medium size pot of water to a boil and add the macaroni.  Cook until al dente (about 7 minutes).

Rinse the pasta under cold water and set aside.

Chop the celery….

….and add it to a large bowl.

Next chop the sweet pickles (about 3 or 4 sweet pickles depending on the size), and add them to the bowl.

Chop the green onions,

….the red bell pepper, and add them to the bowl.

Then add the bacon,

chop the dill….

….and the parsley, and add to the bowl.

Next, add the salt, pepper, mustard….

…..mayonnaise, and

macaroni to the bowl.

Stir together and chill before serving if you have time.

Enjoy!

Garnish with bits of bacon.  

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Loaded Macaroni Salad with Bacon

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked Salad Macaroni Pasta
2 cups chopped Celery
¾ cup chopped Sweet Pickles
2 whole Green Onions
1 whole Red Bell Pepper
¼ cup Real Bacon Bits
1 bunch Fresh Dill
2 tablespoons chopped Fresh Italian Parsley
1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
½ teaspoon Salt (or salt to taste)
1 tablespoon Prepared Yellow Mustard
1 cup Mayonnaise

Directions:

Bring a medium size pot of water to a boil and add the macaroni. Cook until al dente (about 7 minutes). Rinse the pasta under cold water and set aside.

Chop the celery, sweet pickles, green onions, red bell pepper, and add them to a large bowl. Then chop the dill and parsley, and add them to the bowl.

Next, add the real bacon bits, salt, pepper, mustard, mayonnaise and macaroni to the bowl.

Stir together and chill before serving if you have time. Garnish with bits of bacon.

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