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5 from 31 votes

Amish Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is the perfect side dish! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Amish Pasta Salad
Servings: 12 cups


  • 1 16 ounce box medium shell pasta, uncooked
  • 5 eggs hard-boiled and chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion chopped
  • 1 2 ounce jar pimentos drained
  • 1 cup green pepper chopped
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar


  • Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
  • In a large bowl mix pasta, eggs, onion, pimentos, celery, green pepper and relish. In another bowl mix garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, celery seed, mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, mustard and vinegar.
  • Pour the mayonnaise mixture over the pasta and mix well. Can sprinkle with more paprika. Chill in refrigerator several hours or overnight. This makes about 12 cups and keeps well in the refrigerator for several days.


If pasta salad gets dry after a day or so add more mayo, you could also add tuna, chicken or ham to this recipe.