The Time My Mom Made Dill Pickle Pasta Salad Is The Time I Realized She Was Cooler Than Me

dill pickle pasta salad

Summer is just around the corner and with it comes all sorts of weekend picnics and BBQs. My family and I love to host outdoor get-togethers with family and friends. I think my favorite part of these events is the food…especially the dill pickle pasta salad. Have you ever had it? I’m telling you what, it is very hard to resist. Why would you want to anyway? This salad is loaded with dill pickles, pasta, cheese, and a creamy sauce that will make you weak in the knees! Seriously, you have got to try this easy-to-make recipe on for size.

Shoot, I don’t even care if I get a burger, just pile on the dill pickle pasta salad, please!



1/2 lb Barilla dry pasta (about 3 cups)
3/4 cup diced Vlasic dill pickles
2/3 cup Kraft cheddar cheese cut into small cubes
3 tbsp finely diced onion (more or less to taste)
2 tablespoons fresh dill (or 2 tsp dried, more or less to taste)
1/2 cup pickle juice
2/3 cup Duke’s mayonnaise
1/3 cup Daisy sour cream
1/8 tsp McCormick cayenne pepper
salt & pepper to taste


Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and allow to cool almost completely (it can still be warm to the touch)
Toss the pasta with the pickle juice and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. There may be some juice in the bottom of the bowl, that’s okay.

In a large bowl combine the mayo, sour cream, diced pickles, cheese, onion, salt, pepper, and dill.
Add pasta and any remaining pickle juice in the pasta bowl.
Stir to coat and refrigerate.

Thanks to Yoyomax12 and YouTube for this wonderful recipe and video.




Quick Tip: This recipe is very easy to double.



Your Mother is very cool! This dish was delish! I love pickles, but I’d never thought to add them to a pasta salad before (wish I had). I used my favorite Bubbie’s bread and butter pickles, they worked really well with this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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