BBQ Pasta Salad

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This is the perfect BBQ pasta salad side for a cookout. It’s a nice twist on your standard traditional macaroni salad (it has BBQ sauce in it!). Great with burgers, hot dogs, ribs, chicken… anything!

BBQ Pasta Salad

This Isn’t Grandma’s Pasta Salad

Use a spicier BBQ sauce for more kick in your BBQ pasta salad. You can use homemade sauce, too. I was in a bit of a rush so I grabbed a bottle of store-bought sauces. I also think cubed pepper jack cheese would go great in this salad, so I’ll add some next time I make it (which will be soon!). Roasted red pepper (or chopped pimentos) also adds a fantastic flavor.

I recently discovered Blue Plate mayonnaise, which I think is the best around. If you can’t find it locally you can pick it up online for a fair price.

Also try my easy pasta salad.

Inspired by a recipe from Gonna Want Seconds.

BBQ Pasta Salad
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BBQ Pasta Salad

This is the perfect BBQ pasta salad side for a cookout. It’s a nice twist on your standard traditional macaroni salad (it has BBQ sauce in it!).
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue, BBQ, pasta salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 302kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook pasta per package instructions. Drain well and let cool.
  • Place bell pepper, celery, green and red onions in a large bowl and mix.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, BBQ sauce and hot sauce.
  • Add in the vinegar, sugar, chili powder, salt and pepper, and garlic powder and mix well.
  • Add sauce to the bowl of vegetables and stir.
  • Add in the pasta and cilantro and stir gently until combined.
  • Chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 736IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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