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Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad


Pasta salad with jalapeños and bacon? Yes, please! Bring this tasty pasta salad to your next picnic!

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  • 1 pound dried pasta
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup jarred jalapeños, chopped
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded; or pepper jack, if you’re feeling spicy
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 cups croutons, chopped


Servings 1
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Step 1

Cook bacon until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Run cold water over pasta until cooled.

Whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon, salt, garlic powder, pepper together in a bowl.

Stir cooled pasta, jalapeños and bacon into the dressing. Toss to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Sprinkle croutons over the pasta salad right before you serve.


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