Turkey Club Pasta Salad on a white plate with parsley on top

Club sandwiches are one of the most popular sandwiches out there. What’s not to love about them? Turkey and/or ham, lettuce, tomato, cheddar, mayo, and of course bacon and all stacked between three slices of toasted bread. Simple and delicious.

I realized two weeks ago that summer is somehow basically here which means it’s time for all the fun summer BBQ recipes and sides. I took the club sandwich and instead of the bread, turned it into a simple and delicious pasta salad! I only used turkey in this version, but obviously, you can also mix in some ham. I also left out cheese, but of course, some cubed cheddar or colby jack cheese would work really well in this pasta salad!

Like most pasta salads, I recommend prepping this one the night before you plan to serve it so it has time to cool and for the flavors to meld together. One tip – I like for the bacon to stay as crispy as possible since I’m all about texture. If this is you too, store the bacon separate overnight and stir in when you are ready to serve it.

Close up photo of turkey club pasta salad with sliced grape tomoatoes

Recipe Tips and Suggestions:

  • I recommend making the pasta salad the night before, or at least, a few hours before you plan to serve it so that it has time to chill.
  • I used only turkey in this recipe, but you can also add ham if desired.
  • Some cubed cheese is also a good addition – cheddar or colby jack would work well!
  • You can use other types of pasta for this recipe, but I like elbow macaroni since its the “classic” pasta shape for macaroni salads.
  • Feel free to add in other fixings like chopped broccoli or olives.
  • If you prefer for the bacon to be more crispy, prepare just before serving or store in a separate bag or container and stir in just before you plan to eat it.
  • You can also stir in some thinly sliced romaine lettuce for a pop of green and since it’s usually included in a club sandwich. Up to you!

Overhead shot of turkey club pasta salad on a plate with sliced grape tomatoes

Overhead shot of turkey club pasta salad on a plate with sliced grape tomatoes
Yield: 8 servings

Turkey Club Pasta Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes

Turkey Club Pasta Salad - This favorite sandwich turned into a pasta salad! Made with crumbled deli turkey, tomatoes, red onion, and bacon.


  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2/3 pound thinly sliced deli turkey, cut or torn into small pieces
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • chopped parsley

For the dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to the package directions. While the pasta is cooking, prepare other ingredients and dressing.
  2. In the bottom of large bowl, add the mayonnaise, sour cream, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, and salt and whisk together.
  3. Drain and transfer the cooked macaroni to the large bowl with the dressing. Let the pasta cool for about 5 minutes. Add in the tomatoes, onion, turkey, and bacon (unless reserving to add at the last minute). Stir together until the pasta is coated in the dressing. Add additional salt or other seasonings to taste. If desired, you can also add additional mayo, sour cream, and or vinegar to taste or if you prefer a heavier dressing.
  4. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours or overnight. Before serving, garnish with chopped parsley.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 767mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 11g
Turkey Club Pasta Salad