Deli Delight Spaghetti Salad

Prep Time
Cook Time
1d 20m
Ready In

Recipe: #38531

April 22, 2022

"It called for a tablespoon Durkee Sauce . I added vinegar. It's going to need to chill overnight.old Nebraska deli salad from the looks of it"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (284.3 g)
  • Calories 516
  • Total Fat - 20.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 528.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1037.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 53.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 2.7 g
  • Protein - 31.9 g
  • Calcium - 140.5 mg
  • Iron - 4.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook broken spaghetti in heavily salted boiling water

Step 2

Cook al dente

Step 3


Step 4

Mix dressing together

Step 5

Seasoning to taste

Step 6

Mix salad ingredients with mixed dressing

Step 7

Chill overnight you may need more mayonnaise before serving


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting cucumbers, look for ones that are firm and have a bright green color.
  • For the best flavor, use fresh parsley and not dried.

  • Substitute Greek yogurt for the mayonnaise to add a tangy flavor and to reduce the fat content.
  • Substitute olive oil for the light cream to add a richer flavor and to reduce the saturated fat content.

Cajun Spaghetti Salad Replace the Durkee Sauce with 1 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning, and add 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper to the salad ingredients. Increase the pepper and oregano in the dressing to 1 teaspoon each.

Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash - This delicious side dish is a great accompaniment to the Deli Delight Spaghetti Salad. It's light and flavorful, and the grilling adds a nice smoky flavor. The zucchini and summer squash are a great source of vitamins A and C and dietary fiber, making it a healthy and tasty addition to the meal.

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta: This classic Italian appetizer is a perfect accompaniment to the Deli Delight Spaghetti Salad. It's easy to make and full of flavor, with tomatoes, garlic, basil, and olive oil. The fresh tomatoes are a great source of vitamin C and lycopene, and the olive oil is a healthy fat. Plus, it's a great way to use up extra tomatoes from the garden.


Q: How long should I chill the spaghetti salad?

A: You should chill the spaghetti salad overnight for best results. This will ensure that the flavors are blended and the salad is cold.

Q: How much dressing should I use?

A: You should use enough dressing to coat the ingredients without making the salad overly soggy. Start with a small amount and add more as needed.

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Fun facts:

This Deli Delight Spaghetti Salad is a classic Nebraska deli recipe, and is a favorite of celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. He even served it at his famous Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills.

The Durkee Sauce used in this recipe is a popular condiment in the Midwest, particularly in Nebraska. It was created in the late 1800s by a German immigrant, and is still made in the same small town of Durkee, Nebraska.