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Friday, June 25, 2010

Bacon Pasta Salad

This is one of Jeremy's and my kids favorite summer meals. Of course, it has bacon in it and as everyone knows, bacon makes everything better. This is great to take places or to make in the morning ahead of time.

Bacon Pasta Salad - 8 main dish servings

6 slices bacon cut up and cooked
2 Tbsp sugar
1 package (16 oz) pasta shells, cooked and drained
1 small package frozen peas (3 c) or fresh
4 hard boiled eggs, cut up
1 1/4 c miracle whip
1/2 tsp garlic salt
3 carrots shredded
3 green onions, chopped
3 c chopped tomatoes (I like to remove the pulp/seeds of the tomato before I add them so the salad doesn't get mushy)

Stir all the ingredients together with 2 Tbsp reserved bacon drippings. Refrigerate for a few hours. Stir in additional miracle whip before serving if it appears too dry.