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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.

Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad

We grow a large crop of basil each summer and make dozens of jars of pesto sauce to use in dishes such as this salad. You'll love the combination of garlic and herbs.

Basil Pasta and Ham Salad

Basil Pasta and Ham Salad

Basil Pasta and Ham Salad

With fresh basil and tomatoes in the dressing, this refreshing salad delightfully captures the flavor of summer.

Ham and Spaghetti Salad

Ham and Spaghetti Salad

Ham and Spaghetti Salad

My husband and I have three children, so budget-minded meals are the order of the day. This delicious dish provides plenty of hearty ingredients without breaking the bank.
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Italian Ham and Cheese Salad

Italian Ham and Cheese Salad

Italian Ham and Cheese Salad

I came up with this recipe when I was asked to prepare a main-dish salad for a ladies group on a limited budget. Everyone agreed it tasted like a million bucks!

Summertime Pasta Salad

Summertime Pasta Salad

Summertime Pasta Salad

Nothing says summer quite like a cool pasta salad with loads of vegetables! Best of all, this recipe calls for frozen vegetables, so it's perfect when you don't have time to slice and dice fresh produce.

Italian-Style Pasta Toss

Italian-Style Pasta Toss

Italian-Style Pasta Toss

This colorful main-dish salad comes from the Homemakers School recipe collection. You can prepare this salad in a flash since it uses convenience foods. Serve warm or cold.

Seashell Salad

Seashell Salad

Seashell Salad

Presented in a sand pail, this festive salad features a zesty dressing that's simple to stir together. An assortment of pasta shapes resembles seashells while red and yellow peppers add color and crunch. For an extra-special touch, you could cut the peppers with a small star-shaped cookie cutter.

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

Simple Italian Pasta Salad

Simple Italian Pasta Salad

Simple Italian Pasta Salad

When it comes to pleasing a crowd at a potluck, my change-of-pace pasta salad does the trick. The colorful medley combines pasta, veggies, cheeses and pepperoni for a refreshing and filling side dish that everyone is sure to love.

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

Tomato & Basil Couscous Salad

Tomato & Basil Couscous Salad

Tomato & Basil Couscous Salad

It’s hard to believe that tossing a few pantry ingredients with summer’s fresh best can yield such a lovely salad. Pair it with grilled lemon chicken for a light lunch. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California
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