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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad is a traditional pasta salad with the addition of fresh garden dill, cheddar cheese, cucumbers, and dill pickles tossed in a creamy mayo and sour cream mustard base. This creamy summer pasta salad is served cold as a side dish for potlucks, and summer parties. 
Course Pasta, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Dill Pickle, Pasta Salad, Potluck
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 305kcal


  • 16 ounces elbow pasta noodles
  • 24 ounces (2+ cups) dill pickles, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 7 green onion stalks, diced
  • 4 tablespoons dill pickle juice
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup milk or half & half
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Fill large pot with water and 1/2 tablespoon olive oil then place on stove top over medium-high heat.
    Cook pasta according to directions ( I cooked mine for 9-11 minutes ) then rinse under cold water and allow water to drain.
    Meanwhile, add the diced cucumber, green onions, cheddar cheese, and grated parmesan cheese to a large bowl.
    Slice dill pickles and add to the bowl.
    Stir in 1 cup mayonnaise, 3/4 cup sour cream, 4 tbsp pickle juice, 1/2 tbsp mustard, 1/2 cup milk/cream, 1/2 tsp pepper, and 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes. 
    Once pasta has drained, add it to the bowl.
    Toss dill pickle pasta salad together until combined well.


MAKING IN ADVANCE - Cook pasta, rinse under cold water, drain. Store in an air-tight container separate from the other ingredients. The noodles will absorb the sauce if stored together.
SERVING AS LEFTOVERS - Simple stir in additional milk or pickle juice until desired consistency. 


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 675mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 0.8mg