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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.

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.

Italian Broccoli Pasta Salad

Italian Broccoli Pasta Salad

Italian Broccoli Pasta Salad

"I've served this dish at our children's graduation parties, and everyone has asked for the recipe," Loretta Conrey notes from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The chilled pasta salad is perfect for a picnic or potluck. Dressed with a light coating of reduced-fat salad dressing, it's chock-full of good-for-you cauliflower, carrot and broccoli bits.

Tortellini Chicken Salad

Tortellini Chicken Salad

Tortellini Chicken Salad

You can substitute any type of cheese tortellini. Since this salad needs to chill, plan ahead.
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Turkey-Melon Pasta Salad

Turkey-Melon Pasta Salad

Turkey-Melon Pasta Salad

Bow tie pasta, turkey and watermelon combine in this breezy summer salad from R. Jean Rand of Edina, Minnesota. It has a sweet-tart taste would pair well with tall glasses of lemonade or iced tea for an outdoor patio lunch.

Greek Macaroni Salad

Greek Macaroni Salad

Greek Macaroni Salad

I've found that I can't go wrong taking this colorful bean and pasta salad to a potluck, patio party or picnic. It is easy to put together ahead of time...and the flavors blend as the salad chills. -Cheryl Maczko Arthurdale, West Virginia

Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad

Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad

Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad

I first tried balsamic vinegar when I made this salad. Now I can't resist any recipe that features the ingredient. This pasts dish is not only ideal for summer picnics; it makes a great side salad or vegetarian entree.

Easy Tuna Pasta Salad

Easy Tuna Pasta Salad

Easy Tuna Pasta Salad

Pasta shells, tuna and veggies make this a satisfying lunch salad or even a light supper. It's convenient to prepare ahead of time and store in the refrigerator.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Quick Chicken Pasta Salad

Quick Chicken Pasta Salad

Quick Chicken Pasta Salad

For a quick and easy side to take to a get-together or potluck, try this pasta salad. It is also a great way to use leftover chicken.—Alice Schoon, Henning, Minnesota

Artichoke Turkey Salami Salad

Artichoke Turkey Salami Salad

Artichoke Turkey Salami Salad

You can substitute any type of cooked turkey in this easy salad.

Poppy Seed Pasta Salad

Poppy Seed Pasta Salad

Poppy Seed Pasta Salad

Broccoli, cauliflower and sunflower kernels give this colorful salad an enticing crunch. You can add almost any vegetable that suits your fancy to this surprising simple recipe.

Chicken Spiral Salad

Chicken Spiral Salad

Chicken Spiral Salad

"My family loves this zesty salad, and they eat it so fast that it barely has time to chill in the fridge," comments Cynthia Griffith from Danville, Virginia. Tip: Cynthia suggests serving this savory main dish over a bed of fresh torn greens.
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