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Carbonara Pasta Salad with Shells and Peas

A twist on pasta carbonara—our pasta salad version boasts classic flavors of crispy bacon, egg, and cream. Medium Shells scoop up delish in every creamy, saucy bite.

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Pasta Carbonara Salad—the decadence of traditional pasta carbonara reimagined. Mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and pepper blend into a velvety sauce. Hard-boiled eggs capture carbonara’s signature egg flavor. Topped with savory bacon and fresh parsley, this dish is complemented by shell pasta that scoops up creamy goodness in every bite.

  • 12 oz Ronzoni® Medium Shells
  • 1 cup mayonnaise, divided
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 each hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • ½ cup cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
Skill LevelEasy
Prep Time30 Min
Cook Time15 Min


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  1. Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl combine ¾ cup mayonnaise, cheese, milk, garlic powder, and pepper.
  3. Stir in cooled shells and eggs.
  4. Cover and refrigerate.
  5. Stir in bacon, parsley, and remaining ¼ cup mayonnaise before serving.

Pro Tip

Need to save some time? Buy the boiled eggs and bacon precooked. Another quick tip: bacon is easier to crumble when it’s cooled; fresh-cooked bacon can cool in the freezer for about 30 minutes before crumbling.

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