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pasta salad with bacon and tangy sauce

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

This is the best and tastiest pasta for your family, friends Church group or BBQ..It has just the right amount of crunch and tang that makes you want to go back for seconds and it has that bacon flavor we all love.

(1 rating)
yield 8 -12 servings
prep time 25 Min
cook time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For pasta salad with bacon and tangy sauce

  • SALAD:
  • 16 oz
    package elbow macaroni
  • 4 to 6
    mini bell peppers(4 colors) chopped
  • 3 stalk
  • 1 pkg
    pre-cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated sugar,optional
  • 4 to 6
    hard boiled eggs,cold
  • 6
    cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 c
    kraft miracle whip salad dressing not mayo
  • 1 c
    dairy sour cream
  • 1/2 c
    kraft honey mustard mellow and sweet style
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder with parsley
  • 1 tsp
    lawry's seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper

How To Make pasta salad with bacon and tangy sauce

  • 1
    Salad: Place peppers, celery, bacon, eggs and cherry tomatoes in a large bowl. Sprinkle sugar over top. Stir to coat. Set aside.
  • 2
    Cook macaroni for 8 minutes after adding to boiling water.(you want it al-dente) Drain macaroni-do not rinse; pour over vegetable and bacon mixture in the large bowl; the heat of the pasta will bring out the bacon flavor. Stir occasionally until mixture is cooled.
  • 3
    Dressing: Combine all ingredients in a large measuring cup(I used a 4 cup measure. Mix all ingredients well to blend.
  • 4
    Pour over macaroni mixture. Stir to coat evenly. Chill. Best served cold. Also serve with fresh fruit..