Bacon and Avocado Macaroni Salad

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Bacon and Avocado Macaroni Salad
Patricia Stagich

Traditional macaroni salad is given an extra twist with bacon and avocado.

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4
Servings
847
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 minced red onion
  • 1/2 Cup minced celery
  • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 4 slices cookd and crispy bacon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

In a medium sauce pan bring water to a boil and lightly salt. Add macaroni and boil for 15 minutes. Noodles should be very soft. Drain and add to a medium bowl. Add apple cider vinegar to hot macaroni and let cool 10 minutes. In a small bowl whisk together 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup milk, brown sugar and salt and pepper.  Add to pasta and let cool completely. When cooled, add remaining milk and mayonnaise, onion, celery, parsley and avocado. Top with crispy bacon. Serve chilled.

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
66g
100%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
13g
64%
Cholesterol
47mg
16%
Protein
14g
27%
Carbs
51g
17%
Vitamin A
46µg
5%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.9%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.6%
Vitamin C
9mg
15%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
47µg
59%
Calcium
105mg
10%
Fiber
6g
23%
Folate (food)
64µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
64µg
16%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
58mg
15%
Monounsaturated
22g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
15%
Phosphorus
228mg
33%
Polyunsaturated
30g
N/A
Potassium
587mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14%
Sodium
690mg
29%
Sugars, added
1g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.2%
Zinc
2mg
11%

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