This dill pickle pasta salad salad has so many different colors that it looks as though there is confetti in it. There is a thousand variations to this salad! My mother adds ham and asparagus to it. I usually use tri-colored pasta in this salad to add even more color. Also I serve green onions on the side. All my friends and family love this so much. I don't think I would be invited on our annual family camping trip if I didn't bring this salad.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 2/3 cup servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook fusilli in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, for 6 minutes. Add frozen vegetables; continue cooking until fusilli is tender yet firm to the bite, about 6 minutes more. Drain.

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  • Soak the fusilli-vegetable mixture in cold water until cool to the touch.

  • Meanwhile, mix pickles, celery, and radishes with creamy salad dressing, Cheddar cheese, Thousand Island dressing, relish, and Dijon mustard together in a large bowl. Drain fusilli and vegetables and mix in. Cover and refrigerate, 1 to 8 hours. Sprinkle paprika on top before serving.

Cook's Note:

Chill all day for best results. You might need to add more Miracle Whip(R) before serving as pasta soaks it up and salad may be a bit dry without it.

Nutrition Facts

84 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 12.9g 4% DV; fat 2.6g 4% DV; cholesterol 4.7mg 2% DV; sodium 178.4mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2019
I used a different pasta that I had on hand and I didn't have radishes but it was still really tasty! I used Kerrygold for the shredded aged Cheddar cheese. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2019
I used a different pasta that I had on hand and I didn't have radishes but it was still really tasty! I used Kerrygold for the shredded aged Cheddar cheese. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2018
11.9.18 I liked the combination of the whole grain mustard Thousand Island dressing and the salad dressing for a pasta salad. Too often it s just salad dressing but these three together provided good flavor. Would recommend that you mix them together before adding to your pasta salad and plan on making more of it because without it I think you ll have dry pasta (I did). The one thing that I thought was lost in this salad was the cheddar cheese and I used a good-quality one so doubtful I ll include that in the future. We don t eat a lot of pasta salads but we enjoyed this one with its tangy dressing and sweet-dill flavor from the relish and pickles. Read More
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