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Italian Pasta Salads

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Pasta & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

Pasta & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

Pasta & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

The beauty of orzo pasta is that it can be served warm or cold; it's an ideal dish for casual picnics and cookouts. —Dawn Williams, Scottsboro, Alabama

Pesto Tortellini Salad

Pesto Tortellini Salad

Pesto Tortellini Salad

“I came up with this recipe when I tried recreating a pasta salad I had at a wedding rehearsal," says Danielle Weets of Grandview, Washington. "It’s easy to make and I’m always asked to bring it to potlucks and parties.”

Sicilian Salad

Sicilian Salad

Sicilian Salad

Cheese cubes give substance to this beautiful, mild and fresh pasta salad. It makes a great side in any season. —Ben Haen, Baldwin, Wisconsin
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Spaghetti Pasta Salad

Spaghetti Pasta Salad

Spaghetti Pasta Salad

My family loves this salad as either a main meal or a side dish. We especially enjoy making it during the hot summer months, using fresh ingredients right out of our garden. It looks terrific with all the different colors!

Tomato Basil Couscous Salad

Tomato Basil Couscous Salad

Tomato Basil Couscous Salad

This is a great salad for picnics since the dressing is made with oil and vinegar, not mayonnaise. It's so good, though, that I serve it year-round. --Karen Scales

Layered Veggie Tortellini Salad

Layered Veggie Tortellini Salad

Layered Veggie Tortellini Salad

Tortellini and a Parmesan dressing give this layered salad an unexpected twist. It's great for a potluck. —Dennis Vitale, New Preston, Connecticut

Portobello Gnocchi Salad

Portobello Gnocchi Salad

Portobello Gnocchi Salad

Pan sauteing the gnocchi eliminates the need to boil them, while creating a wonderful tasty crispy coating on them. The baby bellas lend a real earthiness to this Italian-influenced salad.—Fran Fehling, Staten Island, New York

Veggie Tortellini Salad

Veggie Tortellini Salad

Veggie Tortellini Salad

“My family always asks for and enjoys this salad when we have special gatherings,“ shares Patricia Mallon from Yakima, Washington. “It also works great for potlucks since it's so quick and easy to prepare.“ TIP: To turn the Veggie Tortellini Salad into an easy stand-alone meal mainstay, try adding grilled chicken strips, pepperoni or Italian salami. Serve with slices of crusty bread and iced sun tea.

Almond-Apricot Chicken Salad

Almond-Apricot Chicken Salad

Almond-Apricot Chicken Salad

Here's a one-of-a-kind pasta salad that combines tender chicken, sweet apricots and crunchy vegetables. Plus, the lemony dressing can't be beat.

Cheesy Pasta Salad

Cheesy Pasta Salad

Cheesy Pasta Salad

This creamy pasta salad came about when I combined ingredients from two different recipes. It got rave reviews when I served it at a baby shower.

Tortellini Vegetable Salad

Tortellini Vegetable Salad

Tortellini Vegetable Salad

Not only is this salad wonderfully colorful, it takes very little time to prepare. I like to serve it for luncheons or light suppers...it's sure to please pasta lovers!
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