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Creamy Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad

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Creamy Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

Creamy Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad is such a fantastic side dish for your summer BBQ event, and is perfect for large crowds. Fairly inexpensive and easy to make, it’s the perfect side dish for a crowd. Just double or triple, as needed.

Creamy Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad

Creamy Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad

I’m a little in love with pasta salad. This is one of those GREAT pasta salad recipes that is perfect in the summer for picnic’s, BBQ’s and well, Memorial Day Weekend, which is what we made it for. It’s a nice, easy no heat/low heat pasta salad. The name  avocado bacon pasta salad is a little deceiving because it has so much more than avocado and bacon, but since that’s my favorite part, that’s what I called it.

Oddly I consider pasta salad a comfort food, it as least for me. Why do I need comfort right now? This week has been a little off for all of us.

Hubby wound up in the ER with suspected appendicitis {he doesn’t have it.}, he got diagnosed with some uncommon odd thing that will fix itself but is very painful – apparently worse than child birth a good friend told me.

So we’ve been nursing him and trying to take care of him, and make life comfortable for him.

This week also marked the last day of school and a rigorous final exam schedule for the kids and less than 24 hours after their last moment of school, I had to pack four of them up into a car and send them 400 miles away with the fife & drum corps.

This is the first event I have not accompanied them too in over 2 years with the corps.  I’m sad, the house is quiet and I miss them. Thus, the comfort food. Yes, I eat Creamy Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad alone. It’s better than crying over it.

They return home this evening and I am seriously counting down the hours until I get the call that I can come pick them up.

Enjoy your #sundaysupper with your family and enjoy the special time. Good food, good times and good friends & family.

But my Creamy Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad isn’t the only delicious thing being shared today!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the gang  below and their amazing recipes. There are some very delicious foods this week, and a few I cannot wait to try! 

Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

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Our recipes will be perfectly paired by Wine Everyday. She does SUCH an amazing job! Thank you Eileen!

See you again next week!

Now let’s make this Creamy Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad

Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

How do you make Creamy Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad?

Creamy Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad
A creamy and delicious pasta salad filled with delicious bacon, tomatoes, and avocado.
4.84 from 24 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salads and Soups
Cuisine American
Servings 8 -12 servings


  • 1 lb. dried tri-color spiral pasta
  • c. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. garlic salt
  • ½ tsp. white or red pepper can use black pepper as a substitute
  • 2 tsp. dry dill
  • 1-2 lemons juiced (reserve a few tablespoons to coat the avocado)
  • 2 c. halved cherry tomatoes
  • ½ c. sliced black olives optional
  • 2-3 avocados pitted and cut into 1? pieces
  • 1 pkg or 12 slices of bacon, cooked, drained and cut into 1? pieces


  • Boil the pasta as directed on the package. Drain and then rinse with cold water to cool the pasta.
  • In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, garlic salt, white (or red or black) pepper, the dill and the juice from the 1-2 lemons. Remember to save a few tablespoons of the lemon juice for the avocado. (keeps it from browning).
  • In a small bowl, toss the avocado in a few tablespoons of lemon juice. (Usually what I do is squeeze ALL the lemon juice into the avocado bowl, toss well and then the remainder gets poured into the mayo mixture).
  • Pour the drained and cool pasta into a large serving bowl. Add the tomatoes, sliced bacon, black olives and the avocado. Gently stir in the mayo mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes.
  • Serve cold. Delicious with burgers, sandwiches, steaks – whatever!
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Amy @ A Little Nosh

Monday 6th of August 2012

Hi! I had your blog this month for SRC. I loved this recipe!


Friday 13th of July 2012

My three favourites, bacon, avocado and pasta, in one recipe! This is making my gob water. I cannot wait to try this out this weekend. And I have a feeling the hubby and the wee ones are going to love this as well. Cheers for the recipe!


Wednesday 6th of June 2012

Hi Nicole

We tried it out now and it's just as good as it looks:! :) The next thing I have to try is the nutella muffins, I have to try anything with nutella at least once.! ;)

Lesa @Edesia's Notebook

Wednesday 30th of May 2012

This looks amazing, Nicole. I am going to try it out at my daughter's birthday party on Saturday. I think it will accompany the pulled pork sandwiches perfectly! I think I may sub a little ranch dressing in place of some of the mayo. I just love a ranch dressing on pasta salad and I think it will go with the bacon and avocado too. What a beautiful salad!


Tuesday 29th of May 2012

This looks supper cool and tasty :) Like ALL your recipes Nicole !

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