Creamy, Cheesy Pasta Salad

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I love cheese in a pasta salad - good with BBQ or for a picnic, or any time you want a creamy pasta salad!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Gently toss all the salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Set aside.
  3. For the dressing, combine the mayonnaise and milk.
  4. Then add the sugar and vinegar.
  5. Stir well, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pour the dressing over the salad, and toss gently to combine.
  7. Refrigerate at least 2 hours Overnight is even better.
Most Helpful

My family loved it! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Moon April 24, 2012

Great recipe, I eliminated the onion so it would have a longer fridge life and figured the cheese wasn't needed. Maybe add chicken next time, everyone loved it, thank you!!!

katie1980 August 02, 2011

I have made this recipe probably close to 20 times by now, and feel like it's only fair to rate it! It's the best pasta salad recipe I have ever tasted. My husband also loves it, not to mention every other person who has tried it. I usually double it and use dill relish (for convenience). I have used both chopped pickles and relish, but found there is really no difference in taste. Thanks for such a great recipe!

CookinMama304 March 15, 2010