There's nothing like a cold pasta shell that's coated in a luscious, silky blanket of bliss. But instead of full-on mayo, I swapped in half Greek yogurt for some subtle tang. It is so good. Perfect for a neighborhood potluck. Divine for quick lunches throughout the week.
Boil the pasta until al dente, then drain and rinse under cold water until cool.
Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until crispy, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate. Then crumble or chop into small pieces.
Combine the pasta with the bacon, carrots, peas, onions, mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon zest and juice in a large bowl and toss until coated and fully mixed together. Season generously with a pinch of salt and give another toss.
Garnish with the parsley leaves if using. Cover and chill the pasta salad for about an hour.