Sweet Chili Bacon Pasta Salad


  • 1 box (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 12 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large pot, cook macaroni according to package directions until al dente.
  2. Drain and rinse the macaroni in cold water; drain again and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise and sweet chili sauce, adjusting for flavor as needed.
  4. Stir in the bacon, onion and bell pepper, combining until well mixed.
  5. Pour in the cooked macaroni and stir until combined and coated with sauce.
  6. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  7. Chill for at least two hours before serving.

The original recipe for this delicious pasta salad (with a little bit of a kick) can be found here.

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