White Cheddar and Bacon Macaroni Salad

White Cheddar and Bacon Macaroni Salad is chock  full of bacon and cheesy goodness and perfect for a picnic.
White Cheddar and Bacon Macaroni Salad

White Cheddar and Bacon Macaroni Salad

By Sue Lau

Disclaimer: Product  for this recipe post as well as raffle prizes were graciously provided by Cabot Cheese, but all opinions and content are otherwise my own. Thank you, Cabot!

Did you know that it’s National Dairy Month?
Dairy Cow
Living  in Southwest Ohio, if you even mention the word “dairy”, everyone nods happily and thinks “It’s time to visit Youngs!”
Young's Jersey Dairy
Young’s Jersey Dairy is a family-owned dairy farm that has  been operating out of Yellow Springs Ohio since 1869! I never knew anything about it  until  we moved to Ohio from Florida with our young daughter in tow.
Young's Jersey Dairy milking barn
Naturally the moms swarmed and  let me know right  away to jump  in the car and head out with the kiddo. Sarah loved the ice cream and also the farm animal visiting area.
White Cheddar and Bacon Macaroni Salad
So you just have to know that since it  is  Dairy month, it is a great time  to hop on out to visit your local dairy farmer. Grab  some milk, buy some cheese, eat some ice cream, feed some goats, and  pet some cows!
Dairy Goat
And since it is Dairy month, one of my fav blogging  groups has gotten together with Cabot cheese to put together a week’s worth of cheesy goodness,  and recipes just dripping  with milk, cream, and yogurt!
Cabot Cheese
Today I am sharing my recipe for White Cheddar and Bacon Macaroni Salad with one  of Cabot’s delish cheeses. This is the perfect kind of salad I might pop into the cooler and take along to have on a picnic at a local park (there are tons of beautiful parks to hike and explore around Young’s Jersey Dairy) along with a few other things, like sub sandwiches and iced tea.
White Cheddar and Bacon Macaroni Salad

White Cheddar and Bacon Macaroni Salad

  • Servings: 16
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

White Cheddar and Bacon Macaroni Salad
Allow time to chill salad.


  • 2-1/2  cups uncooked macaroni  noodles
  • 8 ounces bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 6  ounces Cabot Alpine Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 cup chopped scallions
  • 3/4  cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red  onion
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2  tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon  grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1.  Cook macaroni according to package directions and drain.
  2. Stir together with remaining ingredients and chill before serving.

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

White Cheddar and Bacon Macaroni Salad
#DairyWeek Giveaway

Enter the Contest~Giveaway

Cabot has graciously donated a $25 gift box for one lucky winner. Cabot Creamery is an award-winning co-operative owned and operated by 1,100 member dairy farm families throughout New England and Upstate New York. We take care of the land so the grass grows green and tall, which makes the cows happy—and happy cows produce rich, buttery milk, which makes for cheese and other products that win awards year after year. And the more people love our Cabot family of products, then the more our dairy farms will thrive—today and into the future. Learn more about Cabot at their website.

Giveaway is open to residents of the United States only who are 18 years of age or older. Prize will be sent after the close of the giveaway and winner verification is complete. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond. If no response within the time frame, an alternate winner will be selected. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Baby Calf

It’s National Dairy Month!

Welcome to our week long celebration of June being #DairyMonth hosted by From Gate to Plate and Cooking With Carlee.  We are putting together our best recipes using cow milk, goat milk butter, cream and cheeses.  We can’t wait to share them with you.

Avocado Ranch Dressing by Tip Garden
Frosty Chocolate Pie by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Gluten Free Penne with Brie, Fig and Rosemary by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Rhubarb Sauce by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Orange Creamsicle Martini by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Orange Creamsicle No Bake Cheesecake by Cooking With Carlee
Peaches and Cream Smoothie from Feeding Big
Strawberry Crisp Milkshake by From Gate to Plate
White Cheddar and Bacon Pasta Salad by Palatable Pastime
Whole Milk Yogurt Banana Cream Muffins by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Milk Braised Chicken Thighs from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures

Cow cooling off

9 responses

  1. I love all of the photos of the cows! They are so sweet. We have friends who have a few cows and I enjoy visiting them and petting the cows. Your macaroni salad looks great. We enjoy macaroni salad in the summer. I don’t think I have every tried bacon in it. I bet it is great!

  2. I checked out their website and they have a lot more than what is available at my store. I do really like their Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese!

  3. I love Cabot’s Alpine Cheddar! It’s in their Legacy Collection, and it’s so delicious and versatile.

  4. What a creamy and delicious looking pasta salad! I love all of the livestock too! How fun to have a dairy that allows visitors and makes ice cream too!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: