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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.

Cheddar-Apple Turkey Salad

Cheddar-Apple Turkey Salad

Cheddar-Apple Turkey Salad

Whenever Luci Knepper of Salem, Ohio takes this colorful salad to a ladies luncheon, she gets compliments. "Even my son loves this...and he doesn't care for either cheese or sour cream. The apples add interest and a little crunch...and you can easily substitute cooked chicken for the turkey," she suggests.

Macaroni Bean Salad

Macaroni Bean Salad

Macaroni Bean Salad

Two types of store-bought beans, a convenient can of olives and lots of cheese make this easy pasta salad, shared by Sandra Gordon of Emmett, Idaho, a cinch to assemble at home. With a creamy dressing, it's a festive medley that's sure to earn praise at potlucks. TIP: Try other small pasta noodles, and for a fancier look, serve it on a bed of Bibb lettuce.

Greek Tortellini Salad

Greek Tortellini Salad

Greek Tortellini Salad

A bold homemade dressing gives this pasta salad a burst of flavor. Watch it disappear from your buffet table. —Sue Braunschweig, Delafield, Wisconsin
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Creamy Italian Spiral Salad

Creamy Italian Spiral Salad

Creamy Italian Spiral Salad

I have accumulated some delicious recipes that serve large numbers, like this colorful and delicious pasta salad. The flavors blend so well, and there's plenty of creamy dressing. -Marlene Muckenhirn Delano, Minnesota

Pasta and Shrimp Salad

Pasta and Shrimp Salad

Pasta and Shrimp Salad

Pineapple is one of our state's best-known products. It's delicious paired with shrimp and pasta in this crowd-pleasing salad, which is great for luncheons.

Salami Pasta Salad

Salami Pasta Salad

Salami Pasta Salad

The first time I tasted this delicious salad was at my wedding, and I recall, even in the blur of that day, the recipe was in high demand. That was years ago and I'm still asked to bring it to cookouts and parties! —Sarah Ryan, Geneva, Ohio

Acini di Pepe Salad

Acini di Pepe Salad

Acini di Pepe Salad

Looking for a quick lunch idea or fun new side dish? June Herke of Watertown, South Dakota blends veggies, tiny pasta and juicy pineapple bits into this crunchy, creamy salad jam-packed with flavor.

Artichoke Pasta Salad

Artichoke Pasta Salad

Artichoke Pasta Salad

"I've made this salad many times for my husband and me," Nancy Adams of Las Vegas, Nevada writes of her flavorful and fetching macaroni medley. "We like it for lunch with pineapple-topped ham slices and sweet potatoes. Or you can stir in a can of tuna into the salad for a complete meal."

Lentil Couscous Salad

Lentil Couscous Salad

Lentil Couscous Salad

“The delectable blend of flavors in this easy lentil salad convinced me to enter a men's cooking contest,” writes Shannon Schunicht, College Station, Texas. It won first prize and kudos from his wife, Christie.

Quick Spiral Pasta Salad

Quick Spiral Pasta Salad

Quick Spiral Pasta Salad

Mylinda Auxter of Graytown, Ohio uses convenient purchased dressing to give this simple salad a big flavor boost. She suggests that you make larger batches of this speedy dish to take to potlucks and picnics.

Confetti Tortellini Salad

Confetti Tortellini Salad

Confetti Tortellini Salad

After sampling a similar pasta salad at a market in Florida, I came home to develop my own version. This recipe is as close to the original as anything I've ever tried.
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