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Avocado Bacon Loaded Pasta Salad

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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

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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

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 3 votes
Prep Time 10 hrs
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 18 hrs
Course Salads and Soups
Cuisine American
Servings 6 -8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1 lb. box 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 shredded cheddar cheese
  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.
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Cindy @CindysRecipesAndWritings

Monday 17th of July 2017

Avocado sounds like a great addition!

Liz

Sunday 16th of July 2017

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

The Ninja Baker

Sunday 16th of July 2017

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!)

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