Cold Shrimp Pasta Salad {The Best!}

This Cold Shrimp Pasta Salad is delicious and perfect for summer picnics and potlucks. It’s easy to make and a great side dish for cookouts and potlucks.

cold shrimp salad recipe

Cold Shrimp Salad Recipe

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How long Does Shrimp Pasta Salad Last in the Fridge?

  • Covered and stored in the refrigerator, shrimp pasta salad should last up to 2 days.
cold shrimp pasta salad

How long will shrimp salad last in the fridge?

  • Three days. To store shrimp salad properly, keep shrimp salad covered and in the refrigerator.

Are you ready to make this delicious side dish? Let’s make sure that you have everything you need…

You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups of uncooked small pasta shells
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 horseradish sauce
  • 1 t. of onion powder
  • 1&1/2 t. of garlic salt
  • 3/4 t. ground pepper
  • 1 lb. peeled and deveined cooked small shrimp
  • 1 large cucumber seeded and chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced
cold shrimp pasta salad recipe

Should pasta be rinsed for cold pasta salad?

  • Yes. Rinsing the pasta will cool it down and rinse off any excess starch, helping it loosen up and not stick together.

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A great side for any cookout.
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 247cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $10


  • 3 cups small pasta shells uncooked
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp. horseradish sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1&1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • ¾ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 lb. small shrimp peeled and deveined – cooked
  • 1 large cucumber seeded and chopped
  • 3 celery ribs sliced


  • Cook the pasta shells according to the directions on the package
  • While those are cooking, grab a large bowl, and mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, horseradish sauce, onion powder, garlic salt, and pepper
  • At this point…the sour cream mixture is so delicious, you’ll want to dip some cucumber slices into it
  • When the pasta is finished cooking, drain, and rinse it
  • Add the pasta, and shrimp, cucumber, and celery to the sour cream mixture
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until you are ready to serve


Store – covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 247cal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1386mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 188IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg

Adapted from Taste of Home – Find the original recipe, and more here at

~Melissa –

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