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Italian Pasta Salads

Looking for recipes for Italian pasta salads? Taste of Home has the best Italian pasta salads recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Antipasto Pasta Salad

Antipasto Pasta Salad

Antipasto Pasta Salad

This beautiful, hearty salad is ideal for picnics because it's mayo-free. It's also really easy and a huge hit wherever I take it. —Becky Melton, Orlando, Florida

Spinach Tortellini Salad

Spinach Tortellini Salad

Spinach Tortellini Salad

Pretty and packed with nutrition, this fresh-tasting salad makes a company-special light meal or side dish! “I also add diced purple onion and red bell pepper…or substitute diced cooked chicken and bow-tie pasta for the tortellini.” Emily Hanson - Logan, Utah

Italian Basil Pasta Salad

Italian Basil Pasta Salad

Italian Basil Pasta Salad

Ready for a big bite of summertime? Pass around this garden-fresh pasta salad. I'd suggest serving it at your next dinner party, potluck or luncheon. —Charlotte Gehle, Brownstown, Michigan
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Pearl Pasta Salad

Pearl Pasta Salad

Pearl Pasta Salad

I was served this salad at a hotel in Sacramento and just loved it. Here’s my version. It’s great to take along on camping trips or picnics.

Balsamic Chicken Pasta

Balsamic Chicken Pasta

Balsamic Chicken Pasta

“Balsamic vinaigrette gives a refreshing zing to this pasta dish,” says Bill Hilbrich of Saint Cloud, Minnesota. “It can be served hot or refrigerated and served as a cold salad.”

Italian Orzo Salad

Italian Orzo Salad

Italian Orzo Salad

This light pasta salad is an ideal summer side dish for any potluck or picnic. It’s also great for a weeknight dinner. —Cindy Springsteen, Denver, Colorado

Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

I love all the colors and flavors of this quick and easy dish and serve it often in summer. Everyone loves it! Leftover grilled shrimp makes a tasty substitution. —Terry McCarty, Oro Grande, California

Black-Eyed Pea Pasta Salad

Black-Eyed Pea Pasta Salad

Black-Eyed Pea Pasta Salad

Grilling out? You may want to serve this refreshing, make-ahead salad at the barbecue. A creamy Italian dressing enhances the chopped vegetables, cheese and pasta. —Joan Huggins, Waynesboro, Mississippi

Colorful Tortellini Salad

Colorful Tortellini Salad

Colorful Tortellini Salad

Here’s a great meatless recipe with real Mediterranean flair that’s hearty enough to qualify as an entrée. Laced with a tart vinaigrette dressing and bursting with strips of sweet pepper, onion and zucchini, it’s also colorful enough to serve as a pretty side dish. Thanks to subscriber Stacey Mofle in Universal City, Texas for this tasty dish!

Pepperoni-Artichoke Pasta Salad

Pepperoni-Artichoke Pasta Salad

Pepperoni-Artichoke Pasta Salad

Everyone loves a good pasta salad, and this one will make ’em feel like you fussed. Convenient store-bought dressing, artichoke hearts, olives, pepperoni and mozzarella cubes give it extra flavor and flair. —Clara Coulson Minney, Washington Court House, Ohio

Grilled Veggie Fettuccine Salad

Grilled Veggie Fettuccine Salad

Grilled Veggie Fettuccine Salad

This is my mother's favorite meatless meal. It is great either as a side dish for dinner or the main course for lunch. It is so colorful and is also delicious.—Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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