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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad is the delicious side dish you'll want to make for every cookout, picnic, potluck, and family dinner from now on. Mini pasta shells, chopped dill pickles, cheddar cheese, onions, fresh dill and other seasonings mixed up with a homemade dressings... this pasta salad is sure to be everyone's favorite!
Prep Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Jill


Salad Dressing

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 3 cups mini pasta shells
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle juice
  • 3/4 cup baby dill pickles sliced
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese diced into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup white onion peeled and finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill finely chopped


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing. Cover and refrigerate while you move on to the next steps.
  • In a large pot, boil the pasta shells according to package directions until al dente. Drain the water and place the pasta in a large mixing bowl. Add the 1/2 cup of dill pickle juice to the pasta; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced baby dill pickles, diced cheddar cheese, diced white onion, and chopped fresh fill. Drain the pickle juice from the cooked pasta shells, then add the pasta to the other ingredients in the large mixing bowl.
  • Pour the salad dressing over the pasta salad and stir until all ingredients are coated in the dressing.
  • Chill the pasta salad until serving, then serve cold.