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Honey BBQ Pasta Salad

Honey BBQ Pasta Salad

What’s a cookout without pasta salad? Our Honey Barbecue Pasta Salad will for sure have guests coming back for seconds. It’s sweet, spicy, and absolutely delicious!

Honey BBQ Pasta Salad

45 Minutes
4 Servings


  • Salt, for taste
  • 16 oz elbow pasta
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 package bacon, chopped
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp Wedderspoon Manuka Honey
  • 3 tsp dried chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce


    1. Bring four quarts of water to a boil in a large pot. Add one tbsp salt and pasta and cook pasta until just al dente. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water until cool, then drain again briefly, so the pasta remains somewhat moist; transfer to a large bowl.
    2. Heat a large skillet, add chopped bacon and onions. Once onions have softened, add Wedderspoon Manuka Honey. Cook until the bacon is dark and crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess oil.
    3. Into the bowl of pasta, stir in red pepper, celery, green onions, vinegar, chili powder, 1/2 tsp salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Let sit for a few minutes to allow flavors to absorb.
    4. Stir in hot sauce, mayo and bbq sauce. Add bacon and onion to mixture. Check seasoning and adjust if desired. Serve warm or cold.