Pasta Salad Recipes

Pasta salads are a hit at potlucks and picnics or a simple weeknight meal. Find easy and healthy options for pasta salad recipes including Italian, chicken, tortellini, pesto, macaroni, tuna, and more.

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Grilled Peach Couscous Salad

1 review

You'll feel inspired at the farmers market with the recipe for this couscous salad in tow. Grilled peaches and limes plus a subtly sweet dressing bring pizazz. —Emily King, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

2 reviews

I had to figure out how to make Hawaiian Macaroni Salad at home because my husband was getting tired of...


Minestrone-Style Shrimp Salad

This shrimp salad is the perfect dish to serve as a small dinner for two. It's very light and refreshing....


20 Healthy Pasta Salad Recipes You’ll Love

Packed with fresh produce and seasonal flavors, these healthy pasta salad recipes are a delicious addition to your menu.


Caprese Macaroni Salad

1 review

When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...

Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....


Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

2 reviews

I have always loved SPAM, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....

Cubano Macaroni Salad

2 reviews

One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...


Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

8 reviews

I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...


Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...


Barbecue Macaroni Salad

My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint...

Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

2 reviews

Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...


Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

3 reviews

I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...


Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

1 review

Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...


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28 Pasta Salads Perfect for Memorial Day

We look forward to these summer pasta salad recipes every May.


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21 Easy Pasta Salads Prepped in 20 Minutes or Less

Don't spend all day getting ready for a picnic. These quick and easy pasta salad recipes require just 20 minutes...

Orzo with Feta and Arugula

3 reviews

In my family, we love salads because they’re an interesting way to blend many different flavors. This orzo salad is...


Cran-Orange Couscous Salad

5 reviews

I often create salads for summer using a variety of healthy, filling grains. This version with tender couscous is amped...


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Summer Salad by the Lake

4 reviews

I came up with this recipe to show appreciation to all the teachers at my son’s school. The dish had...


Summer Macaroni Salad

24 reviews

When we grill, my mother asks me to make this summer pasta salad. To make it extra creamy, I like...


Shrimp Pasta Salad

13 reviews

I adore shrimp, so discovering it in this pasta salad recipe was a real treat for me. The lemon-dill sauce...


BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad

25 reviews

This is one of our favorite cold pasta salad recipes. I first tried it at a family reunion, and...


Feta & Cranberry Orzo Salad

4 reviews

It takes only minutes to make this awesome pasta salad. While the orzo is cooking, assemble the rest of the...


Greek Tortellini Salad

2 reviews

A bold homemade dressing gives this Greek tortellini salad a burst of flavor. Watch it disappear from your buffet table....

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Udon Noodles with Pineapple Vinaigrette

1 review

Thai cuisine has such wonderfully intense flavors, but the dishes can be heavy and time-consuming. My answer is a refreshing...


Pepperoni Pasta Salad

19 reviews

Using zesty Italian salad dressing is an easy way to add a lot of flavor to this pasta salad with...


Corn Pasta Salad

3 reviews

After tasting this cool salad at a family reunion, I immediately asked for the recipe. It has tricolor pasta, sweet...


Greek Pasta Salad

9 reviews

Chock-full of tomato, red and green pepper, and tricolor spirals, this full-flavored Greek pasta salad is as attractive as it...


Strawberry Pasta Salad

1 review

Bow tie pasta with strawberries makes a refreshing salad, especially with a little chopped mint. I multiply it for brunches,...


Italian Spaghetti Salad

7 reviews

This attractive, fresh-tasting Italian spaghetti salad recipe can conveniently be prepared the night before. It makes enough for a crowd!...