Macaroni Salad With Bacon, Peas, and Creamy Dijon Dressing

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by ~SarahBeth~

From Cooking Light. Another pre-wedding winner! :)

Top Review by JackieOhNo!

This was delicious and relatively easy, given all the ingredients. The dressing is really creamy and tasty and blends together beautifully. Even though I am not a bacon fan, I enjoyed this very much and made a container to take to work for lunch for the week. I think this would be equally tasty with cubed ham, hard-boiled egg, turkey, etc. Thanks for posting this keeper. Made for Please Review My Recipe Tag Game.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. To prepare dressing, combine first 9 ingredients in a food processor, and process until smooth. Cover and chill.
  2. To prepare salad, cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Add peas during the last 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain.
  4. Combine pea/ pasta mixture, bell pepper, and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Toss pasta mixture with half of dressing. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Toss salad with remaining dressing, and sprinkle with crumbled bacon; serve immediately.

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