Side dishes are just as important as the main dish which is typically the meat at a Summer Cookout. But this Pasta dish will be the talk of the Summer Cookout. An easy, make ahead Sweet Heat Pasta Salad.

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Sweet Heat Pasta Salad

This Sweet and Spicy Pasta salad is guaranteed to be a hit at the next Cookout.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 17.6 oz. Garofolo Organic Gemelli pasta Boil according to package
  • 1 cup Mayo
  • 1/2 jar Mt. Olive Sweet Heat Pickles
  • 8 slabs Turkey bacon
  • 1/2 Purple onion Julienne
  • 1 tbsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Heat Pickle Juice
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • Fresh Dill Generous amount for garnish and in the pasta
  • 6 slices Kraft Sliced cheese Cut into pieces by hand
  • 15.75 oz Sweet Corn Drained


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Sweet Heat Pasta Salad
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  • Mayo
  • Sweet Heat Pickles
  • Turkey Bacon
  • Purple Onion
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Orange Bell Pepper
  • Fresh Dill
  • Garofolo Organic Gemelli Pasta
  • Sweet Heat Pickle Juice
  • Kraft Cheese
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  1. Boil a pot of salted water.
  2. Boil the pasta according to the package.
  3. Broil the Turkey Bacon at 500 degrees in the oven on high for 4 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and set the turkey bacon aside.
  5. Dice the orange bell pepper.
  6. Julienne cut the purple onion.
  7. Once the pasta is boiled. Drain the water and allow the pasta too cool.
  8. Add the mayo, pickle juice, kosher salt and cayenne pepper to measuring cup and stir together.
  9. Chop the bacon into bite size pieces. Set aside.
  10. Add the pasta, purple onions, pickles, bacon, orange bell pepper, corn to a big mixing bowl.
  11. Add the dressing mixture to the bowl. Stir as you add the mixture.
  12. Tear the cheese into bite size pieces. Gently stir together.
  13. Add a generous amount of fresh dill. Stir.
  14. Add to a nice serving bowl. Garnish with fresh dill on top.
  15. Enjoy.
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