Bacon Parmesan Pasta Salad

Weekends call for delicious grilled meats, veggies and the best side dishes E-V-E-R. Like this Bacon Parmesan Pasta Salad.

Bacon Parmesan Pasta Salad is full of bacon, creamy mayo and parmesan cheese! Pair it with your favorite grilled main dish for a perfect meal. | This Gal Cooks

Creamy mayo, grated parmesan cheese, pimentos, seasonings and BACON meet macaroni noodles in this knock your socks off pasta salad. It’s so super easy to make. Just throw all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until well blended. Garnish with fresh thyme for an extra boost of flavor. Save for dinner or stuff your face immediately. I may or may not have snuck a few spoonfuls from the bowl before dinner was served. Because taste testing and all, right?

We are grill fanatics at my house. I love prepping food for the grill. Ken loves grilling it. We both love stuffing our faces with it.

We love stuffing our faces with tasty side dishes, too. I almost always make a pasta side dish. Sometimes macaroni and cheese. Sometimes pasta salad. Pasta salad usually wins during the summer months. Because let’s face it. Pasta salad is cool and refreshing, which pairs well with dreadfully hot weather.

On this particular hot summer evening, Bacon Parmesan Pasta Salad won. Enjoy the recipe!

Bacon Parmesan Pasta Salad

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Bacon Parmesan Pasta Salad
 
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Creamy mayo, grated parmesan cheese, pimentos, seasonings and BACON meet macaroni noodles in this knock your socks off pasta salad. It's so super easy to make. Just throw all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until well blended. Garnish with fresh thyme for an extra boost of flavor.
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Recipe type: side dish
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 8 oz elbow macaroni
  • ¾ C mayo
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp Italian salad dressing mix
  • 2 tbsp pimentos
  • ⅓ C shredded or grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ C bacon bits (use the real stuff, folks)
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt, plus more or less, according to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook the macaroni according to package directions. Remove from the stovetop and allow to cool.
  2. Once the macaroni is cooled, place it in a bowl and add the remaining ingredients, minus the salt. Do a taste test and add salt, if desired.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ C Calories: 210 Fat: 14g Carbohydrates: 14g Sugar: 1g Sodium: 292mg Protein: 5g

Bacon Parmesan Pasta Salad is full of bacon, creamy mayo and parmesan cheese! Pair it with your favorite grilled main dish for a perfect meal. | This Gal Cooks

 

Bacon Parmesan Pasta Salad is full of bacon, creamy mayo and parmesan cheese! Pair it with your favorite grilled main dish for a perfect meal. | This Gal CooksBacon Parmesan Pasta Salad is full of bacon, creamy mayo and parmesan cheese! Pair it with your favorite grilled main dish for a perfect meal. | This Gal CooksHUNGRY FOR MORE PASTA?

A few recipes from around the web.

Green Goddess Pasta Salad from Call Me PMc.

Easy Summer Pasta Salad from Two Peas & Their Pod.

5 Ingredient Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad from Gimme Some Oven.

 

If you love salmon, you’ll love my Grilled Salmon and Vegetable Orzo Salad

Grilled Salmon and Vegetable Orzo Salad

Another fav: Caprese Chicken Orzo Salad

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Comments

  1. Elma Kukaj says

    OMG! This looks delicious, will definitely give it a try! Check out my blog if you like, I have a bit of a food obsession :)
    Have a great day!!!

    • says

      Thank you, Kelly! We love grilling so much! Unfortunately, it looks like it is going to be raining all weekend this weekend so no grilling for us. Boo. :P

      Hope you have a great weekend, Kelly!

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