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Bacon Horseradish Penne Pasta Salad

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Makes 6 servings.
Mona Grandbois, Biddeford, Maine
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A little bit spicy, a little bit creamy, this Bacon Horseradish Penne Pasta Salad hits all the right flavor notes! Simple ingredients and easy prep make this pasta salad a sure winner at your next potluck or family gathering. We should know—it won Third Prize in the 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac Pasta Recipe Contest.

You can make this recipe even more impressive by growing your own horseradish… one of our favorite perennial veggies!


1/2 pound penne pasta
6 slices cooked bacon, diced
1 cup chopped broccoli, steamed
3/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives
1/4 cup chopped red onion
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. Combine pasta, bacon, broccoli, tomatoes, olives, and onions in a bowl.


1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
1-1/2 teaspoons horseradish sauce
1/2 teaspoon brown mustard
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  1. In a bowl, thoroughly combine mayonnaise, sour cream, horseradish sauce, mustard, and salt and pepper.
  2. Add dressing to salad and stir to combine. Refrigerate salad for at least 1 hour before serving.
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