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    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 cheese. These same ingredients are amazing in a macaroni salad. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California

    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....


    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....


    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...


    Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

    2 reviews

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

    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 Caesar Macaroni Salad

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


    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...

    Edamame and Soba Noodle Bowl

    1 review

    Toothsome soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour. —Matthew Hass, Franklin, Wisconsin


    Connie’s Tortellini Salad

    3 reviews

    Toss satisfying cheese tortellini and mozzarella with refreshing veggies for a substantial potluck salad. Sometimes I keep a bowl of...


    Italian Tortellini Salad

    This original recipe included flavors that family and friends love to eat. I usually serve it with warm for dinner...


    Beefy Tomato Soup

    5 reviews

    Ground beef and macaroni add heartiness to this soup sent in by Patricia Staudt of Marble Rock, Iowa. It's nicely...


    Simple Italian Pasta Salad

    1 review

    When it comes to pleasing a crowd at a potluck, my change-of-pace pasta salad does the trick. The colorful medley...

    Tortellini Tossed Salad

    Fast, satisfying and delicious, this hearty salad with cheese tortellini will surprise and delight the whole family. For a change...


    Beef ‘n’ Bean Tortellini Soup

    1 review

    Chock-full of vegetables, beans and tortellini, this sensational soup is a fast fix when you have Nancy's starter mix on...


    Stewed Vegetables and Ham Soup

    1 review

    Here's a hearty soup that's not only good but good for you as well. Because of my schedule, I need...


    Vegetarian Tortellini Soup

    2 reviews

    "This soup is fast, flavorful and good for you," reports Chris Snyder of Boulder, Colorado. Packaged cheese tortellini meets colorful...


    Hot Asparagus Pasta Salad

    Southeast Washington is a prime growing area for asparagus, and this recipe is one of the best I've tried using...


    Summertime Orzo Salad

    This salad comes together quickly and combines the flavors of fruit with Asian ingredients. Many friends and family members have...


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    Contest-Winning Picnic Pasta Salad

    24 reviews

    My family's not big on traditional pasta salads made with mayonnaise, so when I served this colorful version that uses...


    Couscous Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

    2 reviews

    I was inspired by another salad to create this one. I switched out some ingredients to suit my family's tastes...

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    Primo Pasta Salad

    Teresa McGhee of Luttrell, Tennessee shares this delightful pasta salad tossed with a blend of Italian and ranch dressings. "I...


    Orzo Vegetable Salad

    9 reviews

    Heading to a potluck and need something to share? Tangy lemon dressing over cool orzo and vegetables is everything you...


    Pesto Minestrone

    3 reviews

    Natalie Cataldo relies on store-bought pesto to provide mild flavor to this chunky tortellini and vegetable soup. "It's a hit...


    Old-Fashioned Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup

    3 reviews

    When winter holds me in its icy grip, I rely on this hearty chicken soup to warm me right down...


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    Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup

    93 reviews

    A good friend made us this rich, comforting, creamy chicken noodle soup after the birth of our son. It was...


    Italian Orzo Salad

    9 reviews

    This light pasta salad is an ideal summer side dish for any potluck or picnic. It’s also great for a...