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Cold Pasta Salad Recipes

Looking for recipes for cold pasta salad? Taste of Home has the best cold pasta salad recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Bow Tie Cabbage Salad

Bow Tie Cabbage Salad

Bow Tie Cabbage Salad

Pasta and cheese cubes make this creamy coleslaw stand out from any others. It can conveniently be made in advance, allowing you to focus on the rest of the meal. —Joan Zimmerman, Earlville, Illinois

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

I live in an area that's hot and humid, so I'm always experimenting with new recipes to find a dish that is tasty and nutritious - and that I can make without turning on my oven.

Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Chock-full of tomato, red and green pepper and tricolor spirals, this full-flavored salad is as attractive as it is delicious. Dawna Waggoner of Minong, Wisconsin adds feta cheese and black olives to the medley before coating it with a speedy homemade dressing.
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Sesame Chicken Couscous Salad

Sesame Chicken Couscous Salad

Sesame Chicken Couscous Salad

I grow lots of the ingredients needed in this recipe. Fresh-tasting and crunchy, it's a perfect summer salad. Try leaving out the chicken and mixing the veggies with the couscous for a fun side dish. —Tari Ambler of Shorewood, Illinois

Homemade Pasta Salad

Homemade Pasta Salad

Homemade Pasta Salad

I like to serve this colorful salad over a bed of leafy green lettuce for a pretty look. With its rich dressing of sour cream and dill, it makes a great change-of-pace pasta for picnics. —Julie Wilson of Chetek, Wisconsin

Black Bean Bow Tie Salad

Black Bean Bow Tie Salad

Black Bean Bow Tie Salad

Even people who don't like beans compliment me on this delicious salad! It's a favorite at family get-togethers and potlucks. The slimmed-down dressing gets little kick from cilantro and lime. —Teresa Smith of Huron, South Dakota

Shrimp Shell Salad

Shrimp Shell Salad

Shrimp Shell Salad

My mother came up with this lovely salad when she lived in Anchorage, Alaska, and I modified it to make it lower in fat. Instead of buying small shrimp and chopping them, I often use salad shrimp. —Adrienne Barbe of Litchfield, Connecticut

Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is a popular addition to summer menus. My children love this salad.—Danielle Carpenter, Vienna, West Virginia

Makeover Pizza Pasta Salad

Makeover Pizza Pasta Salad

Makeover Pizza Pasta Salad

This remake of a recipe cuts the fat in half, reduced the calories and cholesterol by a third and reduce the sodium by a fifth. Yet there's still plenty of flavor in this dish to please your family's palate.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Chicken Bow Tie Salad

Chicken Bow Tie Salad

Chicken Bow Tie Salad

"I first prepared this pasta salad for a family picnic at a national park and everyone really enjoyed it. I'm sure Mother Nature helped make that meal so memorable, but I still find myself serving this often during the summer," writes Pam Guerin of Skowhegan, Maine. A zippy dressing lightly coats the tossed mixture of pasta, chicken, tomato and onion.

Deli Pasta Salad with Veggies

Deli Pasta Salad with Veggies

Deli Pasta Salad with Veggies

This salad is wonderful for a crowd. Men love the robust flavor, women enjoy the colorful vegetables and kids gobble up the tender pasta. —Lana Boyd, Laredo, Texas
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