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 327 kcal



  • 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
US Customary - Metric


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

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Bacon, Tomato & Cheese Macaroni Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 499mg 21%
Potassium 110mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 12g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 4.2%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 7.7%
Iron 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.