Cook the pasta as per package directions until al dente. Drain, toss with a little olive oil, and chill until no longer warm.
Cook your bacon and chop.
Make the dressing by combining the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt (sour cream), pickle juice, garlic powder, salt, and hot sauce in a medium bowl. Whisk together and season to taste with salt, black pepper, hot sauce for heat, or garlic powder.
Add the chilled pasta, chopped bacon, chopped pickles, cheddar, and red onion to the bowl. Mix everything to combine. If desired, make creamier by adding more mayonnaise or yogurt/sour cream.
Use more pickles, bacon, or cheese as desired.For an extra creamy pasta salad, add more mayonnaise or yogurt/sour cream.Want more pickle flavor? Either use more chopped pickles or add a Tablespoon or two of fresh dill.If making more than a few hours in advance, it is recommended to store the sauce and pasta separately and mix when ready to serve.This salad is best if chilled when served.