I first tried this recipe at one of a million potlucks that used to be held at one of my last companies. (You were lucky to get out of there with only 5 extra pounds.) My boss made this and I couldn’t get enough. Well, this idea. I have since changed somethings out of necessity. (I couldn’t find the spices she used.) I make this for every party where I need to feed large numbers of people. It is very good and very simple to make. The best part is that I can make it a day or two ahead of my party and it is perfect! Try it and let me know what you think!
- 1 lb. elbow pasta
- 1 red onion about 1 1/2 c., chopped
- 2 c. chopped dill pickles. you want to do this yourself, not relish
- 2 c. shredded Colby Jack Cheese
- 2-2.25 oz cans sliced olives I used black but use green if you'd like
- 1 c. mayo
- 1/4 c. mustard
- 1/4 c. pickle juice
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 t. pepper
- 1 t. garlic powder
- 1 t. onion powder
- cook pasta according to directions on the box then drain and rinse with cold water and add to large bowl
- add onion, pickles, cheese, and sliced olives
- in a small bowl combine, mayo, mustard, pickle juice, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder.
- mix sauce into pasta and toss
Pamela Wolf says
Everyone loves this stuff! Last party I made it for there was a small amount left over and a lil tiff broke out between a father and daughter as to who would be taking it home (she won). I did add small red, yellow & orange bell peppers diced small and added only half the amount of salt. Since I’m in AZ I do make twice as much sauce adding 1/2 when I first make it and 1/2 the day I’m serving it.
Shannon Black says
Thanks for the share. Just made it.Enjoyed very much?Only had garlic dills.Worked out fine.Added less garlic powder.Also added thinly sliced celery.Delicious..Had with barb-b-que chicken.Looking forward to having as leftovers..Fantastic salad.Thanks..
Peggy Walters says
I recently found out that if you cook the pasta the day before and put in in refrigerator to chill overnight. (pasta is covered to prevent drying out ) it won’t suck up all the sauce.
How many servings will one recipe make?
Aubrey Cota says
Quite a bit! I always make it for a party, but the leftovers are my favorite!
Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods says
Oh my gosh I love this stuff! Thanks so much for the recipe! Pinning and making!
teresa bryant says
This sounds delish! Do you use sweet pickles or dill pickles?
Thanks Teresa! I use dill pickles.