Venango County Recipe of the Day: Hot Bacon Macaroni Salad

| July 24, 2018

Here’s a great twist on macaroni salad! Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

Hot Bacon Macaroni Salad


1 – 7 oz. package elbow macaroni
1/4 pound sliced bacon, diced
1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup sliced radishes
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


~Cook macaroni according to package directions.

~Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon.

~In the same skillet, sauté mushrooms in drippings until tender; remove with a slotted spoon. Add the sugar, flour, salt, and pepper to the skillet; gradually stir in vinegar until smooth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes (or until thickened).

~Drain macaroni.

~In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, onion, and celery. Drizzle with vinegar mixture. Add mushrooms and bacon; toss to coat.

~Garnish with radishes and parsley.

~Makes six servings.

Venango County Recipe of the Day is Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

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