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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

by Laura

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.

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

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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad


  • 1 (16 oz) pkg large shell pasta
  • 1/2 cup plus 4 Tbsp dill pickle juice, divided
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup sliced small dill pickles
  • 2 Tbsp grated onion
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill, minced
  • 2/3 cup diced cheddar cheese


  1. Boil pasta according to pkg directions. Rise with cold water and drain.
  2. In a bowl, toss pasta with 1/2 cup dill pickle juice and set a side for 5 minutes while you make the dressing.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the remaining 4 Tbsp of dill pick juice with the mayonnaise, sour cream, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
  4. 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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Rebecca Voss June 2, 2018 - 10:43 am

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!

Medeja June 30, 2016 - 4:55 am

I have never tried adding pickles to pasta salad! Sounds interesting!


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