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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.

Ann's Special Tuna Salad

Ann's Special Tuna Salad

Ann's Special Tuna Salad

Nothing is better at a potluck than a macaroni salad. This tuna salad features delicious celery, green onions and pimientos adding tasty flavor. This salad will be gone in no time.—Ann Kaiser, Wisconsin

Easy Macaroni Salad

Easy Macaroni Salad

Easy Macaroni Salad

This hearty pasta salad is sure to please appetites of all ages—and it serves a lot of folks! —LaVerna Mjones, Moorhead, Minnesota

Pasta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Pasta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Pasta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

This pasta salad is frequently requested at family get-togethers. The poppy seed dressing is also delicious in coleslaw or with a tossed salad.
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Italian-Style Pasta Toss

Italian-Style Pasta Toss

Italian-Style Pasta Toss

This colorful main-dish salad comes from the Homemakers School recipe collection. You can prepare this salad in a flash since it uses convenience foods. Serve warm or cold.

Vinegar Noodles

Vinegar Noodles

Vinegar Noodles

I WORK in a beauty salon, and one of my clients shared this recipe with me many years ago. The name of this dish intrigued me, so I gave it a try. It's a refreshing summer favorite, and now, it goes hand in hand with barbecue at our house. -Jeanette Fuehring, Concordia, Missouri

Seashell Salad

Seashell Salad

Seashell Salad

Presented in a sand pail, this festive salad features a zesty dressing that's simple to stir together. An assortment of pasta shapes resembles seashells while red and yellow peppers add color and crunch. For an extra-special touch, you could cut the peppers with a small star-shaped cookie cutter.

Dilled Salmon Pasta Salad

Dilled Salmon Pasta Salad

Dilled Salmon Pasta Salad

Elaine Williams uses just a cup of leftover salmon in this pretty pasta salad for two. "It's nicely seasoned with dill and makes a cool, light summer lunch," says the Sebastopol, California cook.

Pasta Salad with Steak

Pasta Salad with Steak

Pasta Salad with Steak

While there are quite a few ingredients in this recipe, it doesn't take too long to make - and cleanup afterward's a snap. We're the parents of a daughter, 2. -Julie DeRuwe, Oakville, Washington

Macaroni Ham Salad

Macaroni Ham Salad

Macaroni Ham Salad

"I like to make this hearty main-dish salad in summer when it's too hot to turn on the oven," shares Lori Thompson of New London, Texas. "My husband and children really like the unexpected flavor of the dill pickle."

Pasta & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

Pasta & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

Pasta & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

The beauty of orzo pasta is that it can be served warm or cold; it's an ideal dish for casual picnics and cookouts. —Dawn Williams, Scottsboro, Alabama

Reuben Pasta Salad

Reuben Pasta Salad

Reuben Pasta Salad

I took this salad to a neighbor's Oktoberfest party with a houseful of teachers, and the dish was graded an A+. —Nichole Fischer, Las Vegas, Nevada
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