Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad

Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad - All of the flavors of your favorite appetizer come together in this delicious pasta salad that is perfect for your next picnic or BBQ. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com
Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad - All of the flavors of your favorite appetizer come together in this delicious pasta salad that is perfect for your next picnic or BBQ. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com
Happy 4th of July to my American peeps! I hope y'all are enjoying a ton of delicious food with your family and friends.

We are heading over to the in-law's house for a BBQ with all of the grandparents and kiddos. This will be the first year that the G-baby will really get to see the fireworks, and I am excited to see how she reacts.

She is a bit of a daredevil so I think she will be OK with them.

Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad - All of the flavors of your favorite appetizer come together in this delicious pasta salad that is perfect for your next picnic or BBQ. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Of course, when the whole family gets together, we all bring dishes to share.

I usually bring my Deviled Egg Potato Salad, Farmer's Market Potato Salad, Loaded Baked Potato Salad, Classic Macaroni Salad, Kitchen Sink Macaroni Salad, or Elote (Mexican Street Corn) Pasta Salad.

But this year I wanted to try something different. 

 I tried to think of something that we would all like. Something that I could mash up with potato salad and make it uber yummy.

Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad - All of the flavors of your favorite appetizer come together in this delicious pasta salad that is perfect for your next picnic or BBQ. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

That was when I thought about roasted jalapenos.

During the summer, when we are grilling nearly every day, we are always roasting jalapenos. We love them on our burgers, with our steak, with....well, we love them with just about everything.

So I thought why not incorporate them into a potato or pasta salad? Right? It seemed only logical.

Kevin called while I was making the first batch. I told him what I was making and he said to make sure to save some for him.

Did he think I was going to eat the whole batch by myself?

Sheesh!

I should have hidden it and when he got home and when he asked me where it just said "Oops".

Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad - All of the flavors of your favorite appetizer come together in this delicious pasta salad that is perfect for your next picnic or BBQ. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

But I was nice and got him a bowlful as soon as he got home.

He downed it in record time!

And went in for more.

I guess that means he liked it eh?

That and the fact that he has requested it several times in just the last month.

I hope the rest of the family feels the same but I know that, if they don't, there won't be anything wasted because Kevin will eat it all by himself!

Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad - All of the flavors of your favorite appetizer come together in this delicious pasta salad that is perfect for your next picnic or BBQ. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad - All of the flavors of your favorite appetizer come together in this delicious pasta salad that is perfect for your next picnic or BBQ. From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad

All of the flavors of your favorite appetizer come together in this delicious pasta salad that is perfect for your next picnic or BBQ.
prep time: 20 MINScook time: 10 MINStotal time: 30 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 6 Large Jalapenos, halved with the seeds, and ribs removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion Powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Place oven rack at the top of the oven, and set the oven to broil.
  2. Toss the jalapenos with the olive oil to lightly coat.
  3. Place the jalapenos on a rimmed baking sheet, and broil for 10 minutes, or until the skins begin to char.
  4. Place the roasted jalapenos in a zipper top bag, seal, and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the skins from the cooled jalapenos, and chop.
  6. Meanwhile, cook macaroni to package instructions and cook the bacon, over medium heat, until it is crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  7. Add the cream cheese while pasta is still warm. Let cool then add bacon, cheddar cheese, Greek yogurt, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and roasted jalapenos.
  8. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container until served.
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15 comments:

  1. Aye Carumba that pasta salad is calling my name! This would have been the perfect side dish for our 4th of July barbecue!

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    1. Yes! I made it for today's BBQ, but trust me, it will be made a million times more over the summer grilling season!

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  2. Pasta Salad looks so good, thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  3. I love a good pasta salad and I bet the jalapeno's add a nice kick to it! What an awesome idea to add them in!

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    1. Yes they do :) I made it with 8 jalapenos yesterday, and roasted the jalapenos whole before I removed the ribs and seeds. Woohoooo it really had a kick!!

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  4. This looks like it would be a great side dish for a bbq!

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    1. It was! We had hot dogs and burgers and this was the perfect side!!

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  5. I love everything about this! Jalepenos AND pasta...yum!

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  6. My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures! Looks amazing! Definitely a "to make" item!

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  7. Wow, that looks delicious! And it's so much more interesting than typical Fourth of July barbecue food!

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  8. This looks mouthwatering! I'd love to give this Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad a try sometime during this summer!

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  9. My hubby and daughter love meals with peppers in them. This is definitely a dish I would love to try out, thank you. :)

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  10. This is super yum! I would love Jalapenos on everything I eat

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  11. Yum! Yes, please! I'll take two bowls. :) Jalapeno poppers and pasta are two of my favorites so combining them is genius.

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