Macaroni Salad with Tuna and Bacon

Macaroni salad is a delicious side dish for any backyard barbecue, party, or family dinner. 

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Macaroni salad is a delicious side dish for any backyard barbecue, party, or family dinner. 

Ingredients

  • 1 box of elbow macaroni
  • Salt, to taste
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 2 cans of tuna, drained
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 green onion, diced
  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise
  • Pepper, to taste

Directions

Cook the macaroni two minutes less than packaged directions say, then drain, and set aside. Add salt to taste.

Cook six slices of bacon on medium high heat for about 3 minutes on each side or until bacon is crisp. Place on paper towel to drain oil, set aside.

Once the macaroni has cooled, add two cans of tuna, diced red bell pepper, diced green onion, and ½ cup mayonnaise. Mix until all ingredients are combined and add pepper to taste. Serve. 

Macaroni Salad Shopping Tip

Stocking up on no-cook items like cheese, nuts, olives, crackers, and dips will cut down on prep time and help ensure you have enough food for any unexpected guests.

Macaroni Salad Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.