Dilly Cheesy Macaroni Salad

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By Sherry Blizzard
from Piney Flats, TN

I love a cool pasta salad and fresh peas from my garden on a hot summer day. I also love the addition of the krab, or use canned, drained shrimp. The peas just make this salad "Pop". Don't leave out the hot pepper sauce. Kick back on the deck with a glass of cold iced tea and you're set!

serves 4-6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top


  • 1 c
    dry, small macaroni shells
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    dill pickles, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    finely diced onions
  • 1 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp
    hot sauce (like louisiana hot sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • pinch
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 c
    frozen peas
  • 1 1/2 c
    finely cubed cheddar cheese (i used dubliner)
  • 1 c
    krab, chopped
  • dill weed to garnish

How To Make

  • 1
    Boil macaroni in salted water to desired doneness. Cool immediately under cold water. Drain well, and set pasta aside.
  • 2
    In a mixing bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients and fold in the pasta. Garnish with dill weed. Serve on top of a bed of lettuce with club crackers.
  • 3
    Note: This is actually better if you let it sit in the fridge for a few hours.