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Cajun Macaroni Salad with Corn and Bacon

Cajun Macaroni Salad is a cold side dish recipe loaded with canned corn, crumbled bacon, diced red onions, shredded cheese and tossed in mayo and Cajun seasoning.

Cajun Macaroni Salad is a cold side dish recipe loaded with canned corn, crumbled bacon, diced red onions, shredded cheese and tossed in mayo and Cajun seasoning.



Cajun Macaroni Salad with Corn and Bacon is a delicious pasta salad recipe perfect for barbecues and potlucks.

Cajun Macaroni Salad is a cold side dish recipe loaded with canned corn, crumbled bacon, diced red onions, shredded cheese and tossed in mayo and Cajun seasoning.

This creamy macaroni salad has a bit of a kick but is not overly spicy.

Cajun Macaroni Salad is a cold side dish recipe loaded with canned corn, crumbled bacon, diced red onions, shredded cheese and tossed in mayo and Cajun seasoning.

This pasta salad recipe takes about thirty minutes from start to finish and serves 8 – 10 people.

Cajun Macaroni Salad is a cold side dish recipe loaded with canned corn, crumbled bacon, diced red onions, shredded cheese and tossed in mayo and Cajun seasoning.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To make this macaroni salad, I started by cooking some tubetti pasta according to the directions on the package.

Once the noodles were cooked, I drained them and ran them under cold water to cool them down.

cooked tubetti noodles in a mixing bowl

When the noodles were cold, I gently dabbed them with paper towel to soak up any remaining water.

Then I dumped the cold noodles into a large mixing bowl.

cooked tubetti noodles in a mixing bowl

I added some mayo to the bowl.

mayo on top of cooked noodles in a mixing bowl

Then I added some salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning to the bowl.

mayo, salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning on top of cooked tubetti noodles in a mixing bowl

I stirred until all of the noodles were coated in the mayo and spices.

tubetti noodles tossed in mayo and spices in a mixing bowl

Then I added some drained canned corn, diced red onions and crumbled bacon to the bowl.

crumbled bacon, canned corn and diced red onions on top of macaroni salad in a mixing bowl

I stirred until all of the ingredients were fully combined.

cajun macaroni salad in a mixing bowl

Then I added some shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese to the bowl along with some chopped chives.

shredded cheese and chopped chives on top of macaroni salad

I stirred well again.

Then I covered the bowl and placed it in the refrigerator for couple of hours before serving so that the noodles could really absorb all the flavours.

Cajun Macaroni Salad is a cold side dish recipe loaded with canned corn, crumbled bacon, diced red onions, shredded cheese and tossed in mayo and Cajun seasoning.

This macaroni salad with bacon is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Cajun Macaroni Salad is a cold side dish recipe loaded with canned corn, crumbled bacon, diced red onions, shredded cheese and tossed in mayo and Cajun seasoning.

This pasta salad is the perfect summer side dish but can be enjoyed any time of the year.

Cajun Macaroni Salad is a cold side dish recipe loaded with canned corn, crumbled bacon, diced red onions, shredded cheese and tossed in mayo and Cajun seasoning.

If you are looking for a simple and delicious macaroni salad recipe, then you need to try this Cajun Macaroni Salad with Corn and Bacon!

Cajun Macaroni Salad is a cold side dish recipe loaded with canned corn, crumbled bacon, diced red onions, shredded cheese and tossed in mayo and Cajun seasoning.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Cajun Macaroni Salad:

  • 1 lb tubetti pasta (or macaroni)
  • 1 1/2 cups mayo
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 15 oz canned corn, drained
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup real bacon bits
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives

How to Make Cajun Macaroni Salad:

  1. Cook pasta according to directions on the package.
  2. Drain and rinse pasta with cold water to cool it down.
  3. Once the pasta is cold, gently dab it with paper towel to soak up any remaining water.
  4. Pour the cold pasta into a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add the mayo, salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning to the mixing bowl.
  6. Stir until the noodles are all coated in the mayo.
  7. Add the drained corn, red onions and bacon bits to the bowl.
  8. Stir well.
  9. Add the shredded cheese and chopped chives to the bowl.
  10. Stir well again.
  11. This macaroni salad can be served immediately but I prefer to refrigerate it for at least a couple of hours before serving to give the noodles time to absorb all the flavours.
  12. Enjoy!

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Yield: 8-10 people

Cajun Macaroni Salad with Corn and Bacon

Cajun Macaroni Salad is a cold side dish recipe loaded with canned corn, crumbled bacon, diced red onions, shredded cheese and tossed in mayo and Cajun seasoning.

Cajun Macaroni Salad is a cold side dish recipe loaded with canned corn, crumbled bacon, diced red onions, shredded cheese and tossed in mayo and Cajun seasoning.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb tubetti pasta (or macaroni)
  • 1 1/2 cups mayo
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 15 oz canned corn, drained
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup real bacon bits
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to directions on the package.
  2. Drain and rinse pasta with cold water to cool it down.
  3. Once the pasta is cold, gently dab it with paper towel to soak up any remaining water.
  4. Pour the cold pasta into a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add the mayo, salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning to the mixing bowl.
  6. Stir until the noodles are all coated in the mayo.
  7. Add the drained corn, red onions and bacon bits to the bowl.
  8. Stir well.
  9. Add the shredded cheese and chopped chives to the bowl.
  10. Stir well again.
  11. This macaroni salad can be served immediately but I prefer to refrigerate it for at least a couple of hours before serving to give the noodles time to absorb all the flavours.
  12. Enjoy!

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