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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.

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.

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
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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."

Graduation Macaroni Salad

Graduation Macaroni Salad

Graduation Macaroni Salad

Put this colorful creamy combination into the mix of dishes at your next get-together—and watch it disappear fast! Radishes, cucumber, green pepper and onion lend fresh garden flavor to the macaroni mixture. Remarks Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah. "It also makes a nice light meal on a hot summer day." (For best results, unmold the salad just before serving.)

Spicy Ravioli Salad

Spicy Ravioli Salad

Spicy Ravioli Salad

You'll be sitting down to dinner in no time when you prepare this main-dish salad. A convenient combination of frozen ravioli and pantry staples (including canned tomatoes, corn and olives) is dressed with easy taco sauce for tangy, fresh-tasting results. -Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

During the summer, my family often requests this recipe—especially our 19-year-old (we also have a 15-year-old and a 14-year-old). Simply add garlic bread for a great meal. It's wonderful, too, for a picnic or any gathering. —Lori Thon, Basin, Wyoming

Macaroni Medley Salad

Macaroni Medley Salad

Macaroni Medley Salad

This salad is so delicious, folks never believe it starts with packaged macaroni and cheese.—Vicky Linn, Corsicana, Texas
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