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Pepper and Broccoli Pasta Salad

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One of the things I love about summer is going to barbeques and chilling in the sun. We recently went to a friend’s barbecue and I took my Pepper & Broccoli Pasta Salad.

We were having a good time talking about the “old” days, which did not really seem so long ago. This broccoli pasta salad is not only tasty, but it is also delicious and filled with vegetables.

Broccoli Salad

Hi Friends! Today I am sharing my Best broccoli salad recipe for potlucks and picnics. This broccoli and pepper salad is loaded with vegetables, bacon, and pasta. The result is a refreshing cold salad that is great with grilled meats, sandwiches and wraps.

I changed up a version from one of my mother’s recipe books until I found a version that I loved, and this is it. It only takes a few ingredients too!

Broccoli and bell peppers in a delicious salad.

Broccoli and Bell Pepper Salad Ingredients:

Broccoli – Choose fresh broccoli for this salad. 

Bell Pepper – You can use colorful bell peppers or mini peppers for this recipe

Bacon – I use traditional bacon for this recipe, but you can use turkey bacon and it is still delicious!
























Broccoli Salad Recipe


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Broccoli Salad

Pepper and Broccoli Pasta Salad

Yield: 10

A delicious pepper and broccoli salad that is a wonderful cold salad for picnics and barbecues.


  • 5 cups broccoli, raw
  • 4 cups bow tie pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4  cup red onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup bell peppers, chopped (I like to use red for color)
  • 1 cup grapes, sliced
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup praline pecans, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


    1. While the pasta is cooking per package directions, cut the broccoli into small florets.

    2, Set aside broccoli and in a medium bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar.

    3.Once blended add other remaining ingredients.

    4 Once pasta is cooked, drain and rinse in cold water.

    5. Add drained pasta to salad mixture and blend.

    6. Chill at least 1 -2 hours.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 408mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 6g

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This pasta salad is great for a barbeque, potluck or side dish. It is deliciously creamy and you will probably make it more than once.


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This tasty bell pepper, broccoli and bacon salad is a favorite! I am always asked for the recipe. Great for picnics and BBQ's too!

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