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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

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Tired of your regular old pasta salad recipe? Well, do I have a recipe for you! This dill pickle pasta salad is a fun change from your normal pasta salad.

This salad includes chunks of dill pickle along with fresh dill and chunks of cheddar cheese. However, it still includes pasta wrapped in a creamy robe of dressing.

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad | realmomkitchen.com

If you are a dill pickle fan, this salad is for you!

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad | realmomkitchen.com


Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

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  • 1 16 oz pkg large shell pasta
  • ½ cup plus 4 Tbsp dill pickle juice divided
  • cup mayonnaise
  • cup sour cream
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¾ cup sliced small dill pickles
  • 2 Tbsp grated onion
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill minced
  • cup diced cheddar cheese


  • Boil pasta according to pkg directions. Rise with cold water and drain.
  • In a bowl, toss pasta with 1/2 cup dill pickle juice and set a side for 5 minutes while you make the dressing.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the remaining 4 Tbsp of dill pick juice with the mayonnaise, sour cream, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
  • Drain off any excess pickle juice with the pasta and toss with the dressing. Mix in all the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the cheese and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. When ready to serve, mix in the cheese. Serves 10.
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Recipe adapted from Spend with Pennies.

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  1. My step daughters where raised on dill pickles. My husband and his ex-wife kept the girls quiet while driving between Lansing and Traverse City, MI. To this day, they still love pickles. We have “graduated” to pickling asparagus too!