Creamy, savory Avocado Bacon Loaded Pasta Salad is the perfect side dish to a BBQ, potluck, cooking for a crowd or any meal! Easy AND Delicious!

Avocado Bacon Loaded Pasta Salad

Who’s ready for a picnic?

We love picnics here at our house, especially on a Fall afternoon.

But it’s summer now, and for some reason that screams salads of any kind to me, and I love a good pasta salad.

For me the pasta salad has to have my favorite things and this Avocado Bacon Loaded Pasta Salad definitely has many of my favorite things and then some.

And it can be changed up to fit what you want in your pasta salad. Don’t be afraid!

Avocado Bacon Loaded Pasta Salad

And, I love picnic food! I guess because often ours consists of small bites, and I adore small bites.

Who doesn’t adore small bites?

This week we are celebrating picnic foods and that’s a favorite theme for me!

We’ve already had a couple of picnics this year and plan to have a few more before Fall.

In the Fall is when we have the most because I tend to want to be outside all.the.time. 

Right now it’s so hot it’s hard to imagine spending very long out there, but if I’m going to be, I’m taking a cold pasta salad with me!

Avocado Bacon Loaded Pasta Salad

More Delicious Pasta Salad Recipes

Do you love pasta salad as much as we do? We eat it as a side dish, yes, but we will also make it for lunch, dinner, snacks or just because!If you love pasta salad just as much, we also have this Creamy Bacon and Avocado Pasta Salad, Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad, Grilled Duck Breast Pasta Salad and Retro Cold Pasta Salad which is a Suddenly Salad Copy Cat Recipe.

Avocado Bacon Loaded Pasta Salad

Are you ready to make your own Avocado Bacon Loaded Pasta Salad? 

I know I am! Let’s get started!

Avocado Bacon Loaded Pasta Salad
Avocado Bacon Loaded Pasta Salad

Avocado Bacon Loaded Pasta Salad

Nicole Cook
Creamy, savory Avocado Bacon Loaded Pasta Salad is the perfect side dish to a BBQ, potluck, cooking for a crowd or any meal! Easy AND Delicious! 
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 553 kcal


  • 1 pounds Large Shell pasta or pasta of choice
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup black olives sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • ¼ cup green onions chopped
  • ¼ cup celery diced


  • Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, dijon mustard, garlic powder and salt.
  • When pasta is cool, toss the pasta and remaining ingredients into the bowl with the pasta sauce.
  • Allow to chill for at least 1 hour.


Calories: 553kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 13gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 579mgPotassium: 423mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 492IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 165mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy pasta recipes
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  1. Like mother, like daughter, you’ve both definitely got the knack for creating scrumptious flavor combos. Avocado and bacon with pasta is perfection whether it’s served at a picnic or Sunday Supper (or both!)

  2. This is one deliciously loaded pasta salad! With all those avocados (and bacon), I would hide any leftovers just for me 🙂

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