Peas and Bacon Pasta Salad with Greek Yogurt

It’s warming up outside and it’s time to break out the pasta salad!

THIS pasta salad.

This is one that you’ll be dipping your fork into and begging for more!

Peas and Bacon #Pasta Salad with Greek Yogurt!

Peas and Bacon Pasta Salad with Greek Yogurt is bursting with the flavors of all things summer.

There’s tender pasta tossed with a creamy Greek yogurt mixture.  

It’s already sounding quite tasty, right?!

But it’s what is joining the pasta that is even more enticing… crispy peppered bacon sauteed with slivered red onions and crushed garlic, little sweet tomatoes, green onions, peas and chunks of cheese.

Peas and Bacon Pasta Salad with Greek Yogurt!

Every single bite will make you want another… and another bite!  

It’s definitely a pasta salad that is hard to put away without just one. more. bite.

A weakness that can only be conquered by being devoured.

Peas and #Bacon Pasta Salad with Greek Yogurt!

Pasta salads and potato salads are what we eat a lot of in the summer months.  Reason being, ummm… they’re delicious!  

But mainly, it’s so easy to make ahead of time, set in the refrigerator and go on about your day.  

When you make this creamy pasta salad with bacon (and peas and all the good stuff), maybe pair it with something off the grill.  

Or something from the slow cooker…

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(French Dip Shredded Beef Sliders.  Absolute melt-in-your-mouth GOOD!)

Or pair this bacon-licious pasta salad with MORE bacon in and around potatoes…

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(Creamy Potato Salad.  A must-have summer side dish!)

Here’s the delicious recipe for Peas and Bacon Pasta Salad with Greek Yogurt.  It makes a generous amount for about 4-6 people.  But if you want to feed a crowd, go ahead and double or even triple the recipe!

Peas and Bacon Pasta Salad with Greek Yogurt
This pasta salad has tender pasta tossed with a creamy Greek yogurt mixture. Along with crispy peppered bacon sauteed with slivered red onions and crushed garlic, little sweet tomatoes, green onions, peas and chunks of cheese.
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  2. 1/4 cup sour cream
  3. 3 tablespoons buttermilk (or 2 tablespoons milk)
  4. 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  5. pepper, to taste
  6. 8 ounces dry pasta (such as elbow, penne, etc.)
  7. 10 ounces uncooked bacon, diced
  8. 1/2 red onion, slivered slices
  9. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  10. 5 ounces sweet grape tomatoes, cut into halves
  11. 1 small green onion bunch, chopped
  12. 1 cup cubed cheddar cheese
  13. 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
Instructions
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine Greek yogurt, sour cream, buttermilk, parsley and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Cook pasta to the directions on package. Drain until all water is gone from the pasta. Allow pasta to cool before putting in the yogurt and sour cream mixture.
  3. Fry the diced bacon in a medium skillet or frying pan on medium heat. When the bacon is almost crispy, carefully put a lid on the pan and tip out all the hot grease into a heat safe jar or empty can. Put the pan of bacon back on the heat and stir in the slivered (sliced) red onions and cook for about 3 more minutes. Place crushed garlic in with the bacon and cooked onions and stir until combined. Take off heat and set aside to cool.
  4. Place the peas (fresh or thawed) directly in the mixing bowl with the yogurt mixture. (I always put the frozen peas right in the salad and they thaw pretty quickly.) Along with the cooled pasta, tomatoes, green onions, cooled bacon mixture and cubed cheese. Lightly stir until all combined. Serve immediately (if the frozen peas have thawed) or store in refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Notes
  1. This makes a generous amount for about 4-6 people (and yeilds about 6 cups). But if you want to feed a crowd, go ahead and double or even triple the recipe!
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  1. says

    I can’t wait to dive into this pasta salad! ALL my favorites are here and it just sounds so incredible! Not to mention, super easy for these warm spring and summer days when we just want to linger outside a little longer. Pinning and can’t wait to try this!

  2. says

    I love pasta salad and yours sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you bring to the party this week. Pinned! 

  3. says

    Gloria, your salad looks delicious! What a great combination of flavors. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  4. says

    We love pasta salads at my house too, especially in the warmer months, this sounds delicious with the veggies, cheese and of course the bacon! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

  5. says

    Hi Gloria! Stopping by to thank you so much for sharing this awesome salad with all of us at Weekend Potluck last week! We hope to see again this weekend – the party has already started! Have a great weekend!

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