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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.

Colorful Linguine Salad

Colorful Linguine Salad

Colorful Linguine Salad

"For a long time, my family has been trying to cut down on high-fat foods," relates Lee Ann Berijan of Blaine, Minnesota. "I've tried to use my creativity and my family's love of pasta to provide tasty meals. This light satisfying dish is great after a day in the summer sun."

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.
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Cannellini Spinach Pasta Salad

Cannellini Spinach Pasta Salad

Cannellini Spinach Pasta Salad

Virgie Praglowski of Torrance, California puts a hearty spin on spinach salad with the addition of white beans and pasta shells in her pretty side dish.

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

Green Shell Salad

Green Shell Salad

Green Shell Salad

Pasta provides the base for this palate-pleasing salad. "I lightened up a friend's version of this recipe," relates Janet Bernard from Twinsburg, Ohio. "Seasoned with garden-fresh herbs, it tastes, looks and smalls wonderful. It's always a big hit at cookouts and family gatherings."

Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad

Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad

Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad

Herb-roasted plum tomatoes star in this pleasing pasta dish from Ruth Barron of Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania. For added taste and texture, Ruth mixes in chunks of creamy mozzarella and crunchy green pepper, then tosses it all with a tangy dressing.

Patriotic Pasta

Patriotic Pasta

Patriotic Pasta

A popular side dish for our Independence Day menu, this hearty pasta salad is practically a meal in itself. It fit into our theme with the bright red cherry tomatoes, white noodles and cauliflower plus blue cheese. The creamy dressing is pleasantly zesty. -Laurie Neverman, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Penne Pasta Salad

Penne Pasta Salad

Penne Pasta Salad

I came up with this recipe one day while experimenting in my kitchen. This salad makes a great side dish with just about any kind of meat.

Pasta Salad Plus

Pasta Salad Plus

Pasta Salad Plus

"When it comes to pleasing a crowd at a picnic or other summer gathering, this colorful pasta and veggie salad does the trick," say Taunja Roberts of Amity, Oregon. "My good fried Melody created this terrific recipe and shared it with me.
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