I perfected this recipe over 4 tries, making this the best classic German pasta salad I know! Save this creamy Nudelsalat recipe for your next grill fest.


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I made German pasta salad way too many times in these last couple of months, but it was all to find out for you how to best combine American ingredients to bring me the taste of a classic German pasta salat. So here is the best Nudelsalat! I tested out different veggies, added to the dressing ingredients, refined and tuned. I also used thinly sliced Mortadella (a type of Italian pork bologna) instead of Fleischwurst before and that worked beautifully as well. However, if you want real Fleischwurst like the one I used in today’s recipe, you can buy it online as well! Ultimately, I can’t get enough of the creaminess in this salad, which is achieved by making your own creamy salad dressing, which (don’t freak out) includes the making of your own mayo! Believe me, it’s so simple and quick, you’ll wonder why you’ve never made it yourself before. Or maybe you have and you just found another way to use homemade mayo. 🙂

Either way, this German pasta salad is the perfect party companion, a crowd pleaser, a summertime favorite, a pasta lover’s dream. I actually made it for Eloïse’s christening last month in Germany and everybody loved it! Adding the onion was my mom’s idea and it was a great addition! I can’t wait to make and make it again and hope you’ll make it with me!

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I also had fun making my first ever cooking video, making today’s pasta salad, and there will be more to come! Also, they’ll get better I’m sure! 🙂

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Nudelsalat: Classic German Pasta Salad

This is my 4th time making this simple, but super delicious German pasta salad. I changed up little things here and there and I'm proud to say that it's pretty much perfect now. Great for BBQ's.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: BBQ, Dinner, Entertaining, Grilling, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: German
Keyword: german bbq recipe, german pasta recipe, German Pasta Salad Recipe, german salad recipe, simple german pasta salad
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 466kcal


  • 500 g fussili pasta
  • 200 g peas frozen or fresh
  • 200 g Fleischwurst pork bologna, you can get it at German specialty stores or substitute mortadella or even fully cooked pork hot dogs
  • 150 g yellow corn canned
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 3 spring onions



Boil The Eggs & Pasta

  • Carefully place 4 eggs in boiling water and cook for 10 minutes. Run cold water over them while peeling. Cut up for the salad. If you'd like some for garnish, boil a couple of extra eggs. In the meantime, cook pasta according to packaging instructions.

Make The Dressing

  • Combine mustard, egg yolk and vinegar and whisk together. Then slowly add the avocado oil a bit at a time while whisking. The sauce will begin to thicken. Whisk in dill pickle juice, Greek yogurt, honey and season with salt, pepper and paprika powder.

Prep Other Ingredients

Assemble The Salad

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Garnish with more eggs and fresh chopped parsley or chives (optional).


Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1446IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg

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