This amazing Shrimp Louis Pasta Salad includes mayo, ranch dressing, cocktail sauce, lemon juice, red pepper, and green onion – YUM!

Today I’m bringing you my favorite pasta salad recipe, Shrimp Louis Pasta Salad. I made this for my son’s first birthday party and I absolutely loved it (and so did everyone else).  It is important to let the finished pasta salad chill for a few hours to let the flavor develop. It really makes a big difference in flavor.

Easy Shrimp Louis Pasta Salad Recipe

Some reviewers reported that they thought there was too much sauce in this dish, but I thought it was just right. If you have leftovers, the sauce tends to be absorbed even more into the pasta a day after preparing. If this is a worry to you, increase the amount of pasta by just a bit.

Easy Shrimp Louis Pasta Salad Recipe

Shrimp Louis Pasta Salad


  • 3 cups spiral shaped pasta uncooked
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/3 cup seafood cocktail sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lb medium cooked shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomato making sure to de-seed it
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper or green, if you prefer the flavor
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain well.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, ranch dressing, seafood cocktail sauce, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and salt & pepper.
  • 3. Stir in cooled pasta and remaining ingredients. Let it chill in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavors develop.