Spicy Horseradish Pasta Salad

May 23, 2024 - Country Cooking

Spicy Horseradish Pasta Salad pairs the flavor of horseradish with pepperoncini peppers for a pasta salad that really has some bite. You need this pasta salad at your next cookout or picnic.

It goes great with burgers, hot dogs, or grilled chicken.

I don’t do bland pasta salads and this Spicy Horseradish Pasta Salad is about as far from bland as you can get. It really gets a burst of flavor from 1/4 cup horseradish, 1/4 cup finely chopped pepperoncini peppers, plus a 1/4 cup of juice from the jar of pepperoncini peppers. To amp up the heat a little more, add in 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes.

You’re going to want a nice cold drink to wash this spicy pasta salad down with. Maybe a cold beer or a Strawberry Mojito.

A mixture of mayonnaise and sour cream forms a creamy base. Garlic salt, red onion, celery, peas, and Parmesan cheese round out the flavors.

PS- Leave the peas out if you want to.

Variations and Additions

Use asparagus or broccoli in place of peas. Sugar snap peas also work well.

Add some cubed ham.

Use a different pasta shape. Shells or elbow macaroni work well.

Add 2 chopped hard-boiled eggs.

Dill pickles can be substituted for the pepperoncini peppers.


Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5 days. Mix a little extra mayo in if it gets too dry.

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Spicy Horseradish Pasta Salad

Spicy Horseradish Pasta Salad pairs the flavor of horseradish with pepperoncini peppers for a pasta salad that really has some bite.
Course Side Dish
Servings 8
Author Christin Mahrlig


1 pound pasta, cooked to al dente in salted water3/4 cup mayonnaise1/3 cup sour cream1/4 cup prepared horseradish1/4 cup finely chopped pepperoncini peppers1/4 cup juice from jar of pepperoncini peppers1/2 teaspoon black pepper1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1/2 teaspoon garlic salt1/2 cup finely chopped red onion1 celery stalk, finely chopped1 cup cooked peas1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese


Place cooked pasta in a large bowl. 
In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, horseradish, pepperoncini peppers, pepper juice, black pepper, crushed red pepper, and garlic salt.
Add mayonnaise mixture to bowl with pasta along with remaining ingredients. Mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours. If desired, stir in 1/4 cup mayonnaise just before serving.


Use macaroni, baby farfalle, small shells, or corkscrew pasta.

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Recipe adapted from Noble Pig

Originally posted August 30, 2017.

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