Chilled Shrimp Pasta Salad Recipe
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Chilled Shrimp Pasta Salad Recipe

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This chilled salad, along with a nice cool drink, is all you need on a hot summer day. It also makes a nice side dish for sharing anytime. —Mary Price, Youngstown, Ohio
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 cups uncooked small pasta shells
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup horseradish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked small shrimp
  • 1 large cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • Red lettuce leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without lettuce): 239 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 344mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch, 1 lean meat.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sour cream, mayonnaise, horseradish sauce, onion, seasoned salt and pepper. Stir in shrimp, cucumber, celery and pasta. Refrigerate until serving. If desired, serve on lettuce. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Chilled Shrimp Pasta Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2014

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stldawn User ID: 8821567 246373
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

"Delicious!!! Since I am a WW I lightened it up with lite sour cream and lite mayo. I figured only 6 pts a serving so makes an awesome lunch."

Phyllis13 User ID: 5752188 228764
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

"This was delicious! Family loved it, even the grand kids ate it."

Maryestherroyer User ID: 3054173 227871
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2015

"Took to potluck. Lots of good comments."

ejshellabarger User ID: 3870843 179038
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"I loved this pasta salad! I only gave it 4 stars because my hubby wasn't a fan. But that's okay...more for me!!!"

chinadoll2008 User ID: 1574460 124179
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2014

"Delicious & refreshing! I used green onion instead of the grated onion. Also used less horseradish because it was a tad strong. But I will definitely make this again! Perfect for a hot summer night! Also skipped the red lettuce."

suprememongoose User ID: 6987162 185260
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2014

"This salad is delicious! It's perfect for dinner on hot summer nights. I was wary of the horseradish sauce at first, but it added a really nice flavor to the dressing without making it too hot. I used small pacific salad shrimp, and I skipped the red lettuce leaves. I'll be making this quite a few more times this summer!"

chickluvs2cook User ID: 3328929 118217
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2014

"This is an awesome summer salad. So good for a warm summer night for dinner. I did cut the horseradish sauce down to 1/8 cup, because we prefer a hint of horseradish instead of a bold taste. Will be adding this to my quick summer dinner recipe list."

havingfunwithmyfamily User ID: 7043692 179037
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"We all loved this pasta salad. Everyone went back for seconds, and thirds! Delicious. I did not have seasoned salt, so I used garlic salt. The dressing turned out so tasty, that we all dipped cucumbers into it as I was boiling the pasta! I think I'll start using the dressing as a vegetable dip! I will definitely make this again! Thanks so much!"

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 134453
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"This salad is delicious! I wasn't sure about the horseradish but I loved the flavor of this. Will definitely be making this again!"

toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 124178
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

"Love this recipe--so easy and tasty. The horseradish and seasoned salt provide a unique flavor. I used sliced green onions instead of grated onion and reduced sour cream to 1/4 cup and increased mayo to 3/4 cup. This will be a go-to summer salad at our house!"

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