Dill Pickle Pasta Salad Recipe

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Now that the weather is starting to warm up, I’m feeling less enthusiastic about hot soups and casseroles. At the end of a warm day, a nice, chilled salad seems a lot more appealing. Naturally, I’ve got lots of cold salad recipes already. There’s my Tarragon Chicken Salad, my Best Potato Salad, and of course, my beloved coleslaw. But lately, I’ve been feeling in the mood for something…different. Something with a twist.

And here’s my twist: Dill Pickle Pasta Salad.

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This starts out like a classic pasta salad, with cubed cheddar and a creamy, garlicky dressing. But then comes the twist: the juicy crunch and sour-salty flavor of a good dill pickle. In fact, for good measure, it’s got half a cup of the pickle juice thrown in, so that pickle-y flavor spreads throughout the whole dish. This is one pasta salad that’s definitely twisted. And I’m loving it!

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad - Step 1

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

  1. Place cooked pasta in a large mixing bowl.Dill Pickle Pasta Salad - Step 2
  2. Add in cheese, pickles, pickle juice, dill, mayo, sour cream, pepper and garlic salt, stir to combine.Dill Pickle Pasta Salad - Step 3
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.Dill Pickle Pasta Salad - FamilyFreshMeals.com

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5 from 26 votes

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Author Corey Valley
Are you ready for a twist on a family favorite? Here’s my twist: Dill Pickle Pasta Salad. It is serisouly the best pasta salad you will ever have!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 lb elbow pasta salad cooked
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese cubed
  • 2 cups sliced dill pickles
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle juice
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt


  • Place cooked pasta in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add in cheese, pickles, pickle juice, dill, mayo, sour cream, pepper and garlic salt, stir to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.



Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 699mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe! Plus you can get creative and add a handful of chopped boiled potatoes or carrots to enhance the flavors and add more texture, right? Excellent work.

  2. 5 stars
    Have you tried this with sweet pickles??

    1. I haven’t Wendy.. but that does sound like a yummy idea!

  3. kathleen thelian says:

    5 stars
    I also added feta cheese and sundried tomato. I was a little hesitant about the pickles and pickle juice but wow….I was pleasantly surprised. Delish!!!!!

    1. Oh! Those sound like yummy additions Kathleen!

  4. 5 stars
    This looks delicious! I love pasta salad but haven’t had one with dill pickles before. Sounds so good! Cold salads are the best!

  5. We added bacon bits – yummers!