Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad

by Erin

Spice up your summer cook outs with a jalapeno popper pasta salad. Made with jalapenos, bacon, cheddar, cream cheese, and Woeber’s smoky bacon mayonnaise.

Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad.

This post is sponsored by Woeber’s Mustard. I was compensated for this post but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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I love a cook out with burgers and hot dogs but it’s not complete without the side dishes – preferably “salads”. Leave it to Americans to term dishes full of starch, such as potato and pasta, as salads. But sure enough they are the most popular side dishes to accompany summer grilled hot dogs and hamburgers.

Many people have their own family recipes for either, which are sacred and no other can compare. In my family it’s my dad’s creamy potato salad while in Bob’s family it’s an Italian pasta salad. But of course you know I had to change things up, especially when I had some of Woeber’s Smoky Bacon Mayonnaise on hand.

Woeber's Smoky Bacon Mayonnaise.

If you’re from Ohio you may already know that Woeber Mustad Company is a family-owned and operated condiment manufacturer located in Springfield, Ohio since 1905 and their wide range of products (not just mustard) can be found nationwide at Meijer, Walmart, Kroger, Giant Eagle, and Stop & Shop. Don’t have one of those stores near you? Never fear, you can also shop on Woeber’s website.

So if you were armed with Woeber’s smoky bacon mayonnaise, what would you make? My brain went straight to jalapeno popper pasta salad.

Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad made with Woeber's Smoky Bacon Mayo.

Not to be confused with my jalapeno popper mac and cheese but actually inspired by my jalapeno popper potato salad. Funny how you can swap out the potatoes for your preferred pasta shape. Guess that’s the delicious simplicity of these so-called salads!

Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad Ingredients

  • Preferred pasta shape
  • Sharp cheddar
  • Bacon
  • Jalapenos
  • Woeber’s smoky bacon mayo
  • Cream cheese
  • Milk
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad side dish.

Seven years ago: Easy Peach Frozen Greek Yogurt

Ten years ago: Baby Potatoes with Tomato Corn Saute

Eleven years ago: Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Twelve years ago: POM-Berry Ice Pops

Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad.


Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 1H15M calories 20 grams fat


  • 8 oz. Woeber's smoky bacon mayonnaise
  • 4 oz. plain cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 12 oz. preferred pasta shape, cooked and cooled
  • 8 oz. sharp cheddar, cubed
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 jalapenos, diced* plus more slices for garnish


  1. In a large mixing bowl, blend together the mayonnaise, cream cheese, milk, and olive oil until smooth. Stir in the garlic, cayenne, paprika, salt, and pepper until distributed.
  2. Add pasta, cheese, bacon and jalapenos to the mayo mixture. Toss gently to combine. Garnish with additional jalapeno sliced, if preferred.
  3. Cover bowl and chill in refrigerator for at least an hour over overnight before serving.


*seeds removed for less heat if desired.

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Source: Adapted from my Jalapeno Popper Potato Salad.

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