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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.

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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

Homemade Antipasto Salad

Homemade Antipasto Salad

Homemade Antipasto Salad

This colorful salad is a tasty crowd-pleaser. Guests love the homemade dressing, which is a nice change from bottled Italian. — Linda Harrington, Windham, New Hampshire

California Pasta Salad

California Pasta Salad

California Pasta Salad

Not only does this salad travel well to get-togethers such as picnics or tailgate parties, but people absolutely love it when it gets there. —Jeanette Krembas, Laguna Niguel, California
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Veggie Spiral Salad

Veggie Spiral Salad

Veggie Spiral Salad

My husband and son detested pasta salad before I came up with this one. But there were no leftovers the very first time I served this—now it's a summertime family favorite! Filled with fresh, crunchy radishes and celery, juicy tomatoes and cucumbers, this nutritious recipe is one to try with your gang. —Melody Loyd, Parowan, Utah

Pepperoni Pasta Salad

Pepperoni Pasta Salad

Pepperoni Pasta Salad

Bottled Italian dressing and pepperoni add zip to this colorful combination shared by Shannon Lommen. Serve it right away or assemble it ahead of time. "The longer this salad chills the better," says the Kaysville, Utah cook.

Shrimp Salad

Shrimp Salad

Shrimp Salad

I remember my mother making this when I was a child. It wouldn't be the Fourth of July without Grandma's Shrimp Salad, even today. —Delores Hill, Helena, Montana

Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna Pasta Salad

Mustard and dill really add wonderful flair to the flavor of this simple salad. It's really very inexpensive to serve.—Pat Kordas, Nutley, New Jersey

Sombrero Pasta Salad

Sombrero Pasta Salad

Sombrero Pasta Salad

I take this slightly spicy salad to almost every party or picnic I attend. Every time I come home with lots of compliments, but never any leftovers! - Patty Ehlen, Burlington, Wisconsin

Pizza Salad

Pizza Salad

Pizza Salad

A fun summer dish, this is a different salad that tastes as good as it looks. I love to take it to parties—the wonderful zesty flavor really complements a barbecue! —Debbie Terenzini-Wilkerson, Lusby, Maryland

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Field editor Traci Wynne writes from Denver, Pennsylvania, “I adore shrimp, so to have it sneak into a pasta salad is a real treat for me. The combination of lemon-dill sauce over chilled pasta is a refreshing taste in the hot summer.”

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.
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