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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.

Tortellini Spinach Salad

Tortellini Spinach Salad

Tortellini Spinach Salad

In Naperville, Illinois, Janet DuBau creates a unique salad by tossing bright green spinach leaves with delicious cheese tortellini and Parmesan cheese. Bottled poppy seed dressing makes it a snap to put together.

Minestrone Pasta Salad

Minestrone Pasta Salad

Minestrone Pasta Salad

"My husband's favorite soup is minestrone...but during warmer weather, we enjoy this pasta salad," writes Rosemary Swope of Springfield, Missouri. "I goes great with anything grilled."

Italian Tuna Pasta Salad

Italian Tuna Pasta Salad

Italian Tuna Pasta Salad

My husband was fond of fish, so I was always looking for new recipes. When we had this dish at an Italian friend's home, I got the recipe. It is a good choice for potluck suppers or picnics.
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Chicken Pasta Salad with Oranges

Chicken Pasta Salad with Oranges

Chicken Pasta Salad with Oranges

Served warm, this satisfying salad combines pasta, chicken, lettuce, mandarin oranges and romaine and is tossed with a slightly tart dressing. From Coos Bay, Oregon, Diane Conrad comments, "My daughter-in-law gave me a basic dressing recipe, and I adapted it to suit our tastes."

A Twist on Pasta Salad

A Twist on Pasta Salad

A Twist on Pasta Salad

"I lightened up this recipe i found on the back of a pasta box many years ago," writes Pat Morris, Marlton, New Jersey. "it's become a staple at our home and for family gatherings."

Tortellini Artichoke Salad

Tortellini Artichoke Salad

Tortellini Artichoke Salad

This hearty salad can serve as a main course or side dish. The creamy Italian dressing and marinated artichoke hearts create a tangy coating for the tortellini.

Pasta with Mozzarella, Tomatoes and Fresh Basil

Pasta with Mozzarella, Tomatoes and Fresh Basil

Pasta with Mozzarella, Tomatoes and Fresh Basil

During the summer season, I like to prepare this pasta salad featuring garden-fresh tomatoes and basil. Fresh mozzarella adds a tasty touch.—Ken Churches, Kailua-Kona, HI

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.

Lemon-Basil Bow Ties

Lemon-Basil Bow Ties

Lemon-Basil Bow Ties

With fresh basil, shredded Parmesan and a splash of citrus, the pasta toss is a delicious accompaniment to many different entrees. Even our children enjoy this quick side dish. —Michelle Harbour, Lebanon, Tennessee

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.

Artichoke Turkey Salami Salad

Artichoke Turkey Salami Salad

Artichoke Turkey Salami Salad

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