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Alright all you pickle lovers, this salad is just for you! Dill Pickle Pasta Salad is a delicious and creamy pasta salad where the pickles are the star of the dish! The perfect dish for pot lucks or side for any backyard BBQ!
Are you a pickle lover? Do you know someone that is obsessed with pickles? In my family, we are all obsessed with pickles, except Chad. He'll eat pickles but he's not totally in love with them like the rest of us. He's the odd man out when it comes to pickles. My oldest, has to be the most obsessed. So obsessed she makes pickle juice ice cubes just so she can sit and suck on them. Her new thing is pickle juice pops. I have to admit, they are pretty tasty if you really love pickles. If you love pickles or you know someone that does, this salad is going to make a fabulous impression! Give it a try!
Ingredients in Dill Pickle Salad
- Rotini pasta
- Chopped baby dill pickles, I like to use baby dills because they have more crunch than the bigger pickles. My favorite brand is Milwaukee's baby dills.
- Colby jack cheese, cubed
- Dill pickle juice from jar
- Dried dill weed
- Black pepper
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip?
I use straight up real mayo for this recipe. Normally, I am a whip girl and use it for everything. However, some salads I only use mayo and this is one of them. Miracle whip already has a lot of tang to it, so pairing it with pickle juice would make it a bit overbearing. Therefore, I use only mayo with this recipe. It makes the best dressing for this special salad.
How to Make Delicious Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
First step, prepare the pasta according to directions on box. Then drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. I would normally never ever tell anyone to rinse pasta, but with cold pasta salads it is needed.
While the pasta boils, prepare the rest of the salad.
Chop the pickles and cube the cheese.
Now put it all together! In a large bowl, mix together the pasta, pickles, cheese and dressing.
Chill the salad for at least a hour before serving. The longer the better!
Serve and Enjoy!
Looking for more pot luck ideas? Try some of these recipes!
- Crock Pot Baked Beans
- Italian Pasta Salad
- Summer Fruit Salad
- Ham Pasta Salad
- Creamy Fruit Salad
- Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad
- Cole Slaw
Give this Dill Pickle Pasta Salad a try for all the pickle lovers in your family and let me know how they like it in the comments below! Pictures encouraged on Instagram with the hashtag #heathershomemadekitchen You can also follow me on Social Media to see what other crazy things my family and I are doing! If you like what you see, please share with your friends and family!
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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Add pasta, pickles and cheese to a large bowl.
- Whisk together mayo, sugar, pickle juice, dried dill, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder.
- Pour dressing over pasta, pickles and cheese. Mix together until thoroughly combined.
- Cover and chill in fridge for at least a hour before serving.