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Gluten-Free Bacon, Tomato & Cheese Macaroni Salad

This super easy gluten-free macaroni salad is perfect for potlucks, backyard barbecues, or as an everyday meal!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free macaroni salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 327kcal
Author Audrey from Mama Knows Gluten Free



  • 12 oz gluten-free macaroni noodles I like Barilla gluten-free.
  • 1 cup bacon cooked and chopped (I like Jenny-O turkey bacon.)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes quartered
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon salt for pasta water I cook with pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil for pasta water


  • 1 cup mayonnaise  I am a Hellman's girl.
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  • Bring water to a rolling boil. Add salt, olive oil and pasta to the water and cook to box directions for al dente.
  • After draining the pasta, rinse pasta with cold water.
  • Add pasta to a large bowl.
  • Chop bacon and cook until desired crispiness.
  • Cut grape tomatoes into quarters.
  • In a small bowl, add all of the dressing ingredients and stir until fully combined.
  • Add the dressing to pasta and stir until fully coated.
  • Add bacon, tomatoes and cheddar cheese to the pasta and stir until fully combined.
  • You can serve immediately or refrigerate for later. (It’s even better the second day!)
  • Enjoy!


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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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