Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Macaroni Salad

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Macaroni Salad

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The delicious flavors of crisp crumbled bacon and tangy fresh tomato that you love in a BLT sandwich dress up a bowl of macaroni salad that's perfect for a light lunch or side dish.

Servings per recipe: 12
Calories per serving: 322
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 2h 30m


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 5 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cups diced celery
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 5 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) package bacon


  • 1   Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water until chilled. Transfer macaroni to a large salad bowl.
  • 2   Stir mayonnaise, vinegar, celery, tomato, green onions, Cheddar cheese, salt, and black pepper into macaroni until thoroughly combined. Cover and chill salad at least 2 hours.
  • 3   Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels. Let bacon cool; crumble when cooled.
  • 4   Mix bacon into macaroni salad to serve.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 25.3g 39%
    Saturated Fat 5.0g  
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 507mg 20%
Potassium 203mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 15.5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Protein 8.6g 17%
Sugars 1g  
Vitamin A 361IU  
Vitamin C 3mg  
Calcium 52mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 4mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 19mg  
Folate 54mcg