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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.

Italian Tortellini Salad

Italian Tortellini Salad

Italian Tortellini Salad

This original recipe included flavors that family and friends love to eat. I usually serve it with warm for dinner and chilled for potlucks. - Kelly Schmitz, Maples Fort Collins, Colorado

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

Creamy Vegetable Pasta Salad

Creamy Vegetable Pasta Salad

Creamy Vegetable Pasta Salad

It's always fun to incorporate the vegetables we grow in our garden into different dishes. This salad not only gives me the opportunity to use our vegetables, it looks and tastes great.
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Dilly Veggie Pasta Salad

Dilly Veggie Pasta Salad

Dilly Veggie Pasta Salad

My sister shared the recipe for this fresh crunchy salad seasoned with dill. It's handy because you can assemble and eat it right away...or cover and refrigerate it to take to a picnic or potluck the next day. The longer it chills, the more tangy it is. —Anna Emory-Royal Murfressboro, Tennessee

Greek Orzo Salad

Greek Orzo Salad

Greek Orzo Salad

Tart and refreshing, this side salad is a big hit at Judy Roberts' Las Vegas, Nevada home. With all the tasty toppings—including red onion, tomatoes, olives, feta cheese and a zesty dressing—you'd never know it has just 7 grams of fat. "Tiny pasta called orzo gives it extra interest," Judy notes.

Grilled Corn Pasta Salad

Grilled Corn Pasta Salad

Grilled Corn Pasta Salad

A perfect warm-weather salad, this colorful dish is especially tasty when sweet corn, tomatoes, and zucchini are in season. The garden-fresh ingredients are lightly dressed in mild basil vinegar and oil, plus a blend of other herbs and seasonings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Ham and Turkey Pasta Salad

Ham and Turkey Pasta Salad

Ham and Turkey Pasta Salad

"When a potluck's coming up, people always ask me to bring what they call 'that noodle salad you make'," smiles Lori Cole of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. "Based on the raves it's received at past gatherings, I know folks are referring to this delicious meaty dish."

Family-Favorite Hearty Macaroni Salad

Family-Favorite Hearty Macaroni Salad

Family-Favorite Hearty Macaroni Salad

My grandmother, Marguerite Lemire, makes this old-fashioned side dish for every family function. This hearty chilled salad has classic ingredients plus a bit of vinegar to give it zing.

Angel Hair Pasta Salad

Angel Hair Pasta Salad

Angel Hair Pasta Salad

This is a refreshing salad that keeps a summer kitchen cool. It's a tasty way to get my family to eat their vegetables.—Janette Garner, Carmel, Indiana

Strikeout Salad

Strikeout Salad

Strikeout Salad

This medley of garden-fresh vegetables, tender pasta and a homemade vinaigrette is sure to execute a triple play on your taste buds. The tubular noodles and round olives will likely remind your crew of bats and balls.

Ham Macaroni Salad

Ham Macaroni Salad

Ham Macaroni Salad

"I made some changes to the original recipe by adding extra tomatoes, more color, celery for crunch, relish for a hint of sweetness and ham to make it more filling," explains Karen Ballance of Wolf Lake, Illinois. "It's great for picnics and potlucks or as a side dish for any meal," she adds. "It's also handy because you make it ahead of time."
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