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Cowboy Pasta Salad Recipe

If you are looking for a pasta salad that everyone will love you have got to try this cowboy pasta salad!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best pasta salad recipe, Cold chicken pasta salad, Favorite family dinner, Perfect summer dinner
Servings: 12
Calories: 351kcal


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Medium Size Skillet (2)
  • large pot
  • Wooden Spatula


  • 1 pound ground beef cooked
  • 8 bacon slices cooked and crumbled
  • 4 cups macaroni noodles cooked
  • 8.5 ounces corn 1 can, drained
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes diced
  • 8 green onions diced
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Cook your ground beef until there is no pink.
  • In a separate pan, cook and crumble your bacon.
  • Cook your noodles as directed on the package, and drain them.
  • In a large bowl, combine your noodles, ground beef, crumbled bacon, corn, cheese, tomatoes, and green onions.
  • In a smaller bowl, combine your barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, spicy brown mustard, plain Greek yogurt, garlic salt, and salt and pepper.
  • Pour the sauce mixture over the pasta salad mixture, and mix until well combined, and the pasta is evenly coated.
  • Store in fridge until ready to serve.


We like to sneak veggies into this pasta salad! Try
  • green bell pepper
  • red bell pepper
  • red onion
  • cucumber
  • carrot shreds
  • zucchini
  • radishes
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 492mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 2mg