Creamy Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Creamy Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Whip up a batch of these creamy dill pickle pasta salad for your next holiday or picnic. Pasta salad with dill pickles has a ton of flavor, texture and kills it at potlucks. If you’re into pasta salad recipes, this one is a must make. 

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad Recipe

Pickles in macaroni salad is a match made in heaven. Pair it with cubes of creamy cheese, sharp onions, pickle chunks and tangy dressing and you’ve got yourself the best pasta salad recipe. 

Ingredients to make pasta salad with dill pickles. Each ingredient is in a clear glass container.

Pasta Salad With Dill Pickles

This dill pickle pasta salad takes only 30 minutes to prepare. Make the dressing, cook the pasta and mix and mix. That’s it. It’s best to let it sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour before enjoying. 

Pickle Pasta Salad Additions:

Bulk up this pickle juice pasta salad with any of the below:

Bowl of unmixed dill pickle pasta salad with extra cheese, pickles and onions on the side.

Recipe Tips

  • If you’re making this the night before, whip up two batches of the dressing. Most of the dressing is soaked up overnight so you’ll want to mix in some extra dressing before serving to keep the creamy consistency.
  • The noodle shape doesn’t matter in this pickle juice pasta salad recipe. Have macaroni? Use it. Bowtie? Sure. It works. 
  • Make sure to only cook the pasta to al dente. You won’t want mushy pasta shells.
  • If made the day before, we keep the cheese cubes out of the salad until right before serving. It keeps the cheese firm vs mushy.

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Clear bowl of mixed dill pickle pasta salad with extra cheese, pickles and onions on the side.
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Creamy Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Whip up a batch of these creamy dill pickle pasta salad for your next holiday or picnic. Pasta salad with dill pickles has a ton of flavor, texture and kills it at potlucks. If you're into pasta salad recipes, this one is a must make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pasta Recipe, Pickle recipe, Picnic Recipe
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 419kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $12.00

Ingredients

Pasta Salad:

  • 8 oz Pasta Shells
  • 1/2 cup Pickle Juice
  • 1 cup Diced Dill Pickles (*Note 1)
  • 6 oz Cheddar Cheese, Cubed
  • 3 tbsp Finely Diced White Onion

Pasta Salad Dressing:

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Pickle Juice
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Dill
  • 1 tsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
  • Black Pepper, To Taste

Instructions

  • Add all the dressing ingredients to a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside for the flavor to meld while the pasta cooks.
  • Cook pasta al dente, according to the package directions. Transfer the shells to a colander and run under cold water to stop the cooking.
  • Toss the pasta with 1/2 cup of pickle juice and let soak in for 5 minutes.
  • Add the cooked pasta, diced pickles, diced cheese and onion to a large bowl along with the dressing. Toss well to combine.
  • Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour before serving.

Notes

Note 1 - Like spice? Sometimes I sub in spicy wicked brand pickles!
Note 2 - If you're making this the night before, whip up two batches of the dressing. Most of the dressing is soaked up overnight so you'll want to mix in some extra dressing before serving to keep the creamy consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 926mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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