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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.

Supreme Spaghetti Salad

Supreme Spaghetti Salad

Supreme Spaghetti Salad

In Salem, Virginia, Wendy Byrd relies on bottled salad dressing to perk up pasta and fresh vegetables in this swift salad that costs 43¢ a serving. "It's a delicious addition to any meal or picnic," she relates.

Pineapple Couscous Salad

Pineapple Couscous Salad

Pineapple Couscous Salad

Pineapple and green chilies flavor this salad from Margaret Pache. "I used to make this with rice, then decided to try couscous for something different," explains the Mesa, Arizona cook.

Light Picnic Pasta Salad

Light Picnic Pasta Salad

Light Picnic Pasta Salad

For a lighter pasta salad with delicious chicken and broccoli, try this recipe. It his lighter than the regular salads but you are not missing out on any flavor.—Katherine Stallwood, Kennewick, Washington
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Southwestern Macaroni Salad

Southwestern Macaroni Salad

Southwestern Macaroni Salad

From Standish, Maine, Nancy Clancy writes, "This salad is like having salsa mixed with macaroni--it's yummy! It serves a lot, which makes it a great side for any gathering. I sometimes add a little cayenne pepper for those who like it hot.

Hearty Pasta Salad

Hearty Pasta Salad

Hearty Pasta Salad

When made with tricolor pasta, this is a colorful---and tasty---salad to take to any summer gathering.

Sweet Macaroni Salad

Sweet Macaroni Salad

Sweet Macaroni Salad

A sweet out-of-the-ordinary dressing makes this macaroni salad special. My aunt gave me the recipe and it has become one of my favorites. I occasionally leave out the green pepper if I know that people don't like it...and it still tastes great. -Idalee Scholz Cocoa Beach, Florida

Fruited Macaroni Salad

Fruited Macaroni Salad

Fruited Macaroni Salad

My guests rave about this salad. The big surprise is that there is no macaroni taste and it is not too sweet. Besides, the fruits mentioned in the recipe, I'll add strawberries, blueberries, raspberries...whatever may be in season.

Easy Greek Pasta Salad

Easy Greek Pasta Salad

Easy Greek Pasta Salad

My mother-in-law gave me this great recipe, and I have made it many times. I've taken it to church picnics and potlucks, and someone always asks for the recipe. —Laura Freeman, Ruffin, North Carolina

Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic Macaroni Salad

From Sardis, Ohio, Dorothy Bayes sends this refreshingly light take on an all-time favorite. It's perfect for a fast weeknight dinner or festive weekend barbecue.

Chicken Salad Shells

Chicken Salad Shells

Chicken Salad Shells

"These stuffed shells are great for a cool summer meal," assures Karen Lee of Waynesville, North Carolina. Calling for just four ingredients, including chicken salad from the deli, they are easy to assemble. The only thing you have to cook are the pasta shells, which take just minutes.

Greek Salad with Orzo

Greek Salad with Orzo

Greek Salad with Orzo

"This salad was created in summer when my tomato garden was more bountiful than ever," says Kelly Skahan from Springfield, Missouri. "It's a snap to prepare and simply sensational."
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