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Pasta salad with bacon and parmesan cheese

Bacon Parmesan Pasta Salad

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Deanna
Easy pasta salad loaded with crispy bacon and fresh parmesan cheese.
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  • 3 Cups Dry rotini pasta or any pasta of choice
  • 1 Cup Red pepper diced
  • ½ Cup Snow peas diced (or shelled english peas)
  • ¼ Cup Red onion diced
  • 1 Cup Cooked bacon crumbled or sliced
  • 1 Cup Fresh parmesan cheese shredded or flaked

For the dressin

  • Cup Mayonaise
  • ½ Cup Grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon Dried mustard could use dijon instead
  • 1-2 Cloves Garlic crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon Fresh ground pepper


  • Mix the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Cook the pasta according to package directions, then drain and rinse in cold water until pasta is cool.
  • Place the pasta in a large bowl and add the red pepper, peas, and onion. Stir to combine.
  • Add the dressing to the pasta and stir to mix.
  • Add the bacon and parmesan and stir to combine.
  • Serve and enjoy!