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Cold Pasta Salad Recipes

Looking for recipes for cold pasta salad? Taste of Home has the best cold pasta salad recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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In less than 30 minutes, I can put together this hearty salad of pasta, white beans and veggies – and it’s good for a crowd. — Mya Zeronis, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Artichoke Pasta Salad

Artichoke Pasta Salad

Artichoke Pasta Salad

"I've made this salad many times for my husband and me," Nancy Adams of Las Vegas, Nevada writes of her flavorful and fetching macaroni medley. "We like it for lunch with pineapple-topped ham slices and sweet potatoes. Or you can stir in a can of tuna into the salad for a complete meal."

Tortellini Bean Salad

Tortellini Bean Salad

Tortellini Bean Salad

Beans will bring bravos when you present this pleasant pasta and veggie salad. "I first made it for friends who are very good cooks. When it was gone, they asked where the second bowl was," chuckles Lenore Adams of Dayton, Ohio. "Among my make-ahead favorites, it's a big hit every time I serve it."

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

I adore shrimp, so discovering it in a pasta salad recipe is a real treat for me. The lemon-dill sauce is light and bright. —Traci Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania
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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

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.

Tuna Macaroni Salad

Tuna Macaroni Salad

Tuna Macaroni Salad

"This jazzed-up tuna recipe came from a nutritionist I worked with at a prenatal clinic," writes Mary pat Eck from Cincinnati, Ohio. "It's so full of protein and flavor that we shared it with many of our clients."

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad for Two

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad for Two

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad for Two

"My local supermarket deli carried a great pasta salad but kept the recipe a secret," says Leanne Royce of Appleton, Wisconsin. "I was determined to duplicate it at home and created this version."

Contest-Winning Picnic Pasta Salad

Contest-Winning Picnic Pasta Salad

Contest-Winning Picnic Pasta Salad

My family's not big on traditional pasta salads made with mayonnaise, so when I served this colorful version that uses Italian dressing, it was a big hit. This crowd-pleaser is loaded with vegetables, beans and tricolor pasta. -Felicia Fiocchi, Vineland, New Jersey

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.

Macaroni Coleslaw

Macaroni Coleslaw

Macaroni Coleslaw

My friend Peggy brought this coleslaw to one of our picnics, and everyone liked it so much, we all had to have the recipe. —Sandra Matteson, Westhope, North Dakota

Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

Sweet and Tangy Pasta Salad

June Herke WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA I’m a retired farmwife and one of 16 children. I learned lots about cooking from my mother. This recipe is my version of a much simpler one.
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