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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 Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas

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....


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;...


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....


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...

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 Caesar Macaroni Salad

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

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

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...


Pasta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

4 reviews

This pasta salad is frequently requested at family get-togethers. The poppy seed dressing is also delicious in coleslaw or with...

Pizza Salad

13 reviews

A fun summer dish, this is a different salad that tastes as good as it looks. I love to take...


Easy Pasta Salad for a Crowd

5 reviews

Spinach, peppers and onions mingle with tangy feta cheese in this simple pasta salad. Feel free to make it ahead...


Italian Pasta Salad

12 reviews

This zesty Italian pasta salad recipe combines vegetables and pasta in a creamy dressing. Refreshing and filling, this change-of-pace salad...


Pepperoni Pasta Salad

18 reviews

Bottled Italian dressing and pepperoni add zip to this colorful combination shared by Shannon Lommen. Serve it right away or...


Tortellini Artichoke Salad

2 reviews

This hearty salad can serve as a main course or side dish. The creamy Italian dressing and marinated artichoke hearts...

Confetti Tortellini Salad

2 reviews

After sampling a similar pasta salad at a market in Florida, I came home to develop my own version. This...


Tortellini Salad

2 reviews

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


Layered Tortellini Salad

8 reviews

My tempting tortellini salad combines layer upon layer of flavors and textures, and its colors are amazing. It's perfect for...


Sweet Pepper Pesto Pasta

3 reviews

What’s a family gathering or potluck without at least one pasta salad? This one's great freshly made or for several...


Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad

40 reviews

I’ve tried many chicken salad recipes over the years, but this is my very favorite. It’s fresh, fruity and refreshing,...


Thai Chicken Pasta Salad

10 reviews

I combined several recipes to come up with my healthier twist on traditional pad thai. My version has only one-third...


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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...


Cashew Chicken Casserole

11 reviews

I especially like this dish because I can get it ready the day before I need it. It's easy to...

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Carrot Tortellini Salad

4 reviews

Hasel King from Nacogdoches, Texas combines spinach tortellini and carrots to bring color and variety to this tasty chilled pasta...


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Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad

30 reviews

Tackle gatherings with a bright pasta salad. This tricolor toss-up with broccoli, tomatoes, olives and a hardworking dressing is one...


Italian Spaghetti Salad

7 reviews

This attractive, fresh-tasting spaghetti salad can conveniently be made the night before. It makes enough for a crowd! —Lucia Johnson,...


Make-Ahead Spinach Manicotti

28 reviews

When I invite people to dinner, many have started requesting this pasta bake ahead of time because it's that good....


Spicy Spaghetti Salad

1 review

You'll appreciate the convenience of this dish, especially when you need to prepare a pasta salad in a jiffy.


Sweet-Sour Pasta Salad

9 reviews

Fresh garden vegetables add color and crunch to this attractive salad. Its pleasant vinaigrette-type dressing is sparked with ground mustard...