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Dill pickles taste like summer to me. Tangy slices on grilled hamburgers, chopped up in my mom’s potato salad, and then the canning in August. So how perfect to pair dill pickles with pasta salad, another taste of summer!

Pasta Salads as a whole are a little bit blah to me. It takes something special to ramp one up. I don’t appreciate it much when it is basically cold pasta + mayonnaise and veggies.

So here is a ramped-up version and it is so yummy I can’t stop eating it…which is a whole nother problem.

You can use any pasta you like but I always go for something fun and squiggly.

Just cook it up and mix all the ingredients with it.

  1. Pasta 2. Bacon 3. Tomatoes & peppers

4. Red onions 5. Pickles 6. Cheese

Mix it altogether.

Make the dressing by whisking everything together.

Pour over the salad and mix well!

This salad gets better and better the longer it’s in the fridge….all those yummy flavors blend together.


Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

This is the most tasty, delicious pasta salad ever! Bacon, cheese, peppers, onions and of course dill pickles. All mixed together with the perfect dressing. @mostdeliciouslife.com
Course Lunch, Party Food, Salad, Side Dish
Servings 8


  • 12 ounces pasta **Use any squiggly pasta or elbow macaroni….I used Cellantani
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, rinsed and cut in half
  • 1 large bell pepper, red or orange, cut in bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup red onion, chopped
  • 16 ounces dill pickles, chopped….about 2 cups
  • cup Italian blend shredded cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan, shredded
  • 3 Tbs fresh dill, minced **Or 1 Tbsp dried dill


  • cup mayonnaise
  • cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp Ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill, minced **Or 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp dill pickle juice
  • ½ tsp sriracha ***Optional


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse and cool.
  • In large bowl, mix all the salad ingredients.


  • Whisk all dressing ingredients together. Pour over salad and mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate for a few hours for flavors to blend. (Or eat some right away like me!)
Keyword bacon, dill pickles, pasta, pasta salad, pickels, summer salad