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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.

Creamy Italian Spiral Salad

Creamy Italian Spiral Salad

Creamy Italian Spiral Salad

I have accumulated some delicious recipes that serve large numbers, like this colorful and delicious pasta salad. The flavors blend so well, and there's plenty of creamy dressing. -Marlene Muckenhirn Delano, Minnesota

Salami Pasta Salad

Salami Pasta Salad

Salami Pasta Salad

The first time I tasted this delicious salad was at my wedding, and I recall, even in the blur of that day, the recipe was in high demand. That was years ago and I'm still asked to bring it to cookouts and parties! —Sarah Ryan, Geneva, Ohio

Creamy Shell Pasta Salad

Creamy Shell Pasta Salad

Creamy Shell Pasta Salad

When I took this to a ladies' salad luncheon, the bowl was completely cleaned out!
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Acini di Pepe Salad

Acini di Pepe Salad

Acini di Pepe Salad

Looking for a quick lunch idea or fun new side dish? June Herke of Watertown, South Dakota blends veggies, tiny pasta and juicy pineapple bits into this crunchy, creamy salad jam-packed with flavor.

Confetti Tortellini Salad

Confetti Tortellini Salad

Confetti Tortellini Salad

After sampling a similar pasta salad at a market in Florida, I came home to develop my own version. This recipe is as close to the original as anything I've ever tried.

Cheesy Chicken-Spinach Pasta Salad

Cheesy Chicken-Spinach Pasta Salad

Cheesy Chicken-Spinach Pasta Salad

Hot summer nights call for cool salads such as this. I created the recipe by accident one day when tossing together whatever ingredients I had on hand.

Primo Pasta Salad

Primo Pasta Salad

Primo Pasta Salad

Teresa McGhee of Luttrell, Tennessee shares this delightful pasta salad tossed with a blend of Italian and ranch dressings. "I was making a simple pasta salad and decided to try something a little different," Teresa notes. "It tasted so good that I've been making it this way for a couple of years now."

Tortellini Salad

Tortellini Salad

Tortellini Salad

I like this recipe because you can make it ahead of time. It's the perfect size for your lunch. You can vary the dressing to suit your taste.

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

Homemade Pasta Salad

Homemade Pasta Salad

Homemade Pasta Salad

I like to serve this colorful salad over a bed of leafy green lettuce for a pretty look. With its rich dressing of sour cream and dill, it makes a great change-of-pace pasta for picnics. —Julie Wilson of Chetek, Wisconsin

Shrimp Shell Salad

Shrimp Shell Salad

Shrimp Shell Salad

My mother came up with this lovely salad when she lived in Anchorage, Alaska, and I modified it to make it lower in fat. Instead of buying small shrimp and chopping them, I often use salad shrimp. —Adrienne Barbe of Litchfield, Connecticut
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