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Creamy Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad

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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 this creamy 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 summer comfort food, it as least for me.

It’s one of those things that just feels like summer, and goes so well with anything you want to serve it with.

What are the best main dishes to serve with pasta salad?

To be honest, pasta salad goes with almost anything. But these are three things we love to eat it with.

Things like hot dogs, barbecue chicken, burgers, brats, steak and more!

Creamy Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad

Complete BBQ Meal Plan:

Creamy Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad

Additions and Substitutions

pasta – Use any type or style of pasta to make this salad. We also really love it with Farfalle (bow tie pasta).

sauce – you can substitute the mayo for prepared ranch dressing if desired, to give it a whole different flavor.

crunch – if you want a bit more crunch in this salad, adding chopped nuts, chopped pickles or capers is a great way to add a little crunch to the salad.

additions – sliced hard boiled egg, chopped peppers, sliced mushrooms, chopped herbs, shredded cheese, feta or goat cheese or mozzarella pearls.

Truthfully the possibilities are endless.

Creamy Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad

Creamy Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad Recipe

Creamy Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad

Creamy Bacon Avocado Pasta Salad

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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

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces tri-color spiral pasta
  • 1 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper can use red or black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon dry dill
  • 1-2 lemons juiced
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cups sliced black olives optional
  • 2-3 avocados pitted and cut into 1" pieces
  • 12 slices bacon cooked, drained and cut into 1" pieces

Instructions
 

  • 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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19 Comments

  1. Awesome flavors in your pasta salad!The bacon and avocado just takes it another level :)Hope your husband feels better and you all have a great memorial day weekend 🙂

  2. Nicole, I can’t wait to try this Pasta Salad… Avocados, Olives and Bacon… Are you kidding me? Love it!

  3. Hi Nicole,

    What a colorful and healthy looking salad–perfect for a grilling supper. Bacon seems to be al the rage these days in culinary circles and, although I’m a pescetarian, I give a thumbs up for this dish because it’s just enough bacon to provide big flavor.

  4. My mouth watered at the very first picture! This looks amazing, Nicole – I can’t wait to try it!

  5. You need to save this post and your tweets so you can show your kids how much you missed them! It’ll mean a lot for them to know.

    Anyway, I’m not a fan of avocado, but I’m thinking your comfort pasta salad will change my mind! Plus it has bacon. Bacon can make me change my mind on almost anything.

  6. I’ve been waiting for you to share the recipe! It has bacon and looks unbelievably creamy! Fantastic recipe, nicole!

  7. It looks delicious I might just make the salad in the weekend were the menu is spareribs and chicken wings.
    But I’ll omit the black olives, I just can’t stand them. 😉

    I will of course be back and rate the recipe after we had it.! 😀

  8. 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!

  9. 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.! 😉

  10. 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!