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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.

Mandarin Tuna Salad

Mandarin Tuna Salad

Mandarin Tuna Salad

Elizabeth Kennedy of Dover, Delaware gives tuna salad a twist by adding crisp apple pieces and tangy mandarin oranges. "Every summer I get requests from my husband and daughters to make this dish," she notes. "There's never any left over."

Macaroni Egg Salad

Macaroni Egg Salad

Macaroni Egg Salad

"This tasty dish proves you don't have to feed a crowd to enjoy that delicious picnic salad flavor," says Ruth Wimmer of Bland, Virginia. "Hard-cooked egg makes it nice and hearty."

Picnic Macaroni Salad

Picnic Macaroni Salad

Picnic Macaroni Salad

This is the best-tasting macaroni salad ever! When I fix a batch, I serve myself a portion right away because if I wait until I get to the table, I know it will be all gone.—Judith Hunt, Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

This zesty recipe combines vegetables and pasta in a creamy dressing. Refreshing and filling, this change-of-pace salad is perfect as a side dish. It's always popular at a potluck.

Tricolor Pasta Salad

Tricolor Pasta Salad

Tricolor Pasta Salad

To accompany the sandwiches, serve Tricolor Pasta Salad from Lorraine Darocha of Berkshire, Massachusetts. Pretty pasta spirals and convenient frozen veggies are tossed with a light dressing to make this colorful medley. "For vegetarians, you can add protein-rich chickpeas or beans to make it a main dish," Lorraine recommends.

Tangy Vegetable Pasta Salad

Tangy Vegetable Pasta Salad

Tangy Vegetable Pasta Salad

The variety of ingredients in Wilma Jones' delicious pasta salad will take your taste buds in different directions. "It's surprising how well the zippy citrus and raw vegetable flavors blend," she comments from Mobile, Alabama.

Pasta Salad with Shrimp

Pasta Salad with Shrimp

Pasta Salad with Shrimp

A Thousand Island-type dressing adds some zip to this pasta and shrimp salad. My family prefers it to oil-based salad dressings. —Mrs. Herbert Waalkens, Albert Lea, Minnesota

Shrimp Linguine Salad

Shrimp Linguine Salad

Shrimp Linguine Salad

"A variation of this recipe was originally served as a side dish at a popular French restaurant," says Eileen Herr from Indianapolis, Indiana. "I added a few more ingredients to make it a cool and hearty meal. The recipe is very adaptable—it's also delicious with chicken and snow peas."

Corn Pasta Salad

Corn Pasta Salad

Corn Pasta Salad

After tasting this chilled salad at a family reunion, I immediately asked for the recipe. It has tricolor pasta, crunchy corn, red onion and green pepper to give the zippy potluck pleaser plenty of color. —Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri

Sausage Bow Tie Salad

Sausage Bow Tie Salad

Sausage Bow Tie Salad

"I made this flavorful entree salad for a first date. My boyfriend like ti so much, he took the leftovers home—and his roommates rave about it, too!" notes Christina Campeau, Simi Valley, California. "For a change of pace, substitute turkey sausage for the kielbasa," she suggests.

Pasta Crab Egg Salad

Pasta Crab Egg Salad

Pasta Crab Egg Salad

Your family will never guess that the flavorful coating for this pasta and crab combination starts with yesterday's egg salad. This delicious second-day dish is simple to assemble and pretty, too.
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