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bacon and tomato pasta salad

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Marianne Gleason
Cincinnati, OH

Perfect side dish for a hot summer night. It comes together quickly and is not too heavy! I'm serving it alongside grilled BBQ pork chops.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Super creamy, this bacon and tomato pasta salad will be a winner at any summer cookout. Celery gives it a satisfying crunch, while green onions give it a pop of freshness. Toss in the sweet cherry tomatoes and smoky bacon, and it's the ultimate summertime pasta salad. A delicious light dinner during the summer alongside a piece of grilled chicken.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bacon and tomato pasta salad

  • 16 oz
    rotini pasta
  • 4 - 5 stalk
    green onions, chopped
  • 1 pt
    cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/4 c
    diced celery
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 5 tsp
    white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb
    bacon, cooked and crumbled

How To Make bacon and tomato pasta salad

  • Cooked pasta, chopped green onions, diced celery, and halved cherry tomatoes in a bowl.
    Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine pasta, green onions, tomatoes, and celery.
  • In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.
    In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper
  • Pour the dressing into the bowl.
    Pour dressing over the pasta mixture.
  • Mix well.
    Mix well. Cover and chill.
  • Add crumbled bacon just before serving.
    Just before serving, add the crumbled bacon.