Bacon and Avocado Macaroni Salad

Bacon and Avocado Macaroni Salad
Staff Writer
Patricia Stagich

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

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4
Servings
356
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
51mg
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
21g
46%
Vitamin A, RAE
67µg
10%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
11mg
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
128µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
244mg
24%
Choline, total
41mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
29µg
7%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
25mg
8%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
161mg
23%
Selenium, Se
15µg
27%
Sodium, Na
793mg
53%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
105g
4%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.