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Pickle Pasta Salad Recipe

This dill pickle pasta salad recipe is not just fun, it’s also delicious and easy to make. The perfect summer salad for picnics and more!

If you don’t know about pickle pasta salad you aren’t going to believe how delicious this one is. It’s a tasty and zesty recipe that is great for parties, backyard BBQ’s, and more. Full of unique flavors and textures, definitely something different for when you want to mix things up.

See all of our pasta salad recipes here: The Best Pasta Salad Recipes Ever.

pin showing the finished pickle pasta salad ready to serve.

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I love making this salad when I need other things to go along with sides, grazing tables, etc. It’s like Copycat Ruby Tuesday Pasta Salad Recipe, Italian Pasta Salad With Pepperoni, or Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad!

Pasta salad is one of those things that can go with lunches, dinners, and more. I like to have some on hand for quick meals that don’t need re-heating. I enjoy a serving for a quick meal after a workout or to snack on in the afternoon.

Summer squash pasta saladis another simple to-make refrigerated salad that you can serve as a side dish or whole meal.

What is pickle pasta salad?

This pickle pasta salad recipe is kind of exactly what it sounds like. It’s pasta salad that has dill pickles included! There’s also pickle juice, dried dill, and more. It’s a great recipe that is unique and definitely a winner for anyone who loves pickles.

If you don’t usually like pickles this might still be a good recipes to try. It’s a unique recipe that might give you a new way to enjoy something tasty.

Finished pickle pasta salad recipe.

What kind of pasta can I use for this pasta salad?

This pasta salad recipe can be made with whatever kind of pasta you like. I usually use a gluten free variety but you can use what you like.

Different shapes are up to you as well. Shells work great, elbows, and even penne works great for this one. If you want to pack a little extra protein into your pickle pasta salad you can always use chickpea pasta which usually has quite a bit more per serving than regular varieties.

Can I make this without the pickles?

This is one of those recipes that you can’t really adjust too much in terms of flavor. If you aren’t a pickle fan this recipe probably isn’t for you.

Taking away the pickles kind of removes the whole essence of this recipe. For more pasta salad recipes that don’t include pickles you can check out the list below.

We have TONS of different versions here at Cook Clean Repeat. You’ll surely be able to find something you love that you don’t have to adjust.

bowl filled with pickle pasta salad recipe.

What do I need to make this easy dill pickle salad?

This easy pasta salad recipe uses cooked noodles, dill pickle juice, dill pickles, Colby jack cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, fresh dill, and salt/pepper to taste.

You can find the full list of ingredients, instructions, shopping links, and more in the printable recipe cards at the bottom of the post. It’s a helpful resource and a great way to have everything on one sheet!

ingredients for pickle pasta salad salad

Kitchen essentials for tasty recipes for meal prep:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are great for all kinds of baking and not just cookies! My husband loves them for making biscuits, pizzas, and more!

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

How to make pickle pasta salad:

Place cooked noodles into a large bowl.

ingredients for pickle pasta salad.

Add cheese, pickles, mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, pepper & fresh drill to the bowl.

adding ingredients to the bowls for the pickle pasta salad

Pour in dill pickle juice and mix well.

adding pickle juice to the pasta salad.

Serve with this delicious smoked burger recipe or your favorite sandwich for a hearty meal.

top down look at the finished pickle pasta salad.

Looking for more pasta salad recipes to try?

Here are some other delicious pasta salad recipes to enjoy. There’s something for everyone and so many different flavor combinations out there to try. Add these to your summer meal plan rotation for quick lunches, no-cook dinners, and parties.

Printable Pickle Pasta Salad Recipe:

Yield: 8 Servings

Pickle Pasta Salad Recipe

featured image showing the finished pickle pasta salad.

This dill pickle pasta salad recipe is not just fun, it's also delicious and easy to make. The perfect summer salad for picnics and more!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 16 oz Box Cooked Noodles
  • 1/3 Cup Dill Pickle Juice (from jar)
  • 2 Cups Dill Pickles (Chopped in Fours)
  • 1 8oz Block Colby Jack Cheese (cubed)
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Tbs Fresh Dill (chopped)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)


  1. Place cooked noodles into a large bowl.
  2. Add cheese, pickles, mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, pepper & fresh drill to the bowl.
  3. Pour in dill pickle juice and mix well.
  4. Serve & enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 427Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 978mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 11g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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  1. I made that pickle dill salad and everyone went crazy for it ..Because it was something different Our family and friends just loved it..I love to cook and this will be in our family now..Thank you so much The only thing I added was some really good butter sweet pickles about a cup an a half used both juice of the pickles use also cheddar cheese too.It was great..Thanks again Enjoy now !!!

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