24 Scrumptious Pasta Salad Recipes
Roasted Tomato Pasta with Mozzarella
Red and yellow cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and plenty of herbs and spices add color and flavor to this bountiful pasta salad. Sprinkle fresh basil on top.
Shrimp Pasta Salad
A homemade citrus vinaigrette or bottled Italian salad dressing tops this combo of shrimp, pasta and chopped veggies.
Beefy Pasta Salad
Lean beef, fiber-rich multigrain pasta, and summer-fresh corn, tomatoes, and basil make this a healthier option for pasta salad.
Deli-Style Tortellini Salad
Mustard-herb vinaigrette dresses cheese-filled tortellini, chopped broccoli, carrots and sweet peppers in our version of this deli classic.
Corn and Tomato Pasta Salad
Fresh tomatoes and corn bring summer-fresh flavor to this salad. To make it a meatless main dish, omit the chicken and add two tablespoons of grated cheese per serving.
Crunchy Asian Noodle Slaw
Sesame seeds, ramen noodles, soy sauce, ginger and fresh broccoli give Asian flair to this fresh take on coleslaw.
Citrus Tuna Pasta Salad
Yellow sweet peppers, artichoke hearts, ripe olives and a light lemon-herb dressing highlight this colorful pasta salad.
Surdyk's Greek Orzo Salad
Purple-black kalamata olives and feta cheese blend with rice-shape orzo, fresh herbs and tomatoes for this Greek salad from Surdyk's Cheese Shop in Minneapolis. It's been a reader favorite since we first published it in June 2003.
Reunion Noodle Salad
Soy sauce, lemon-infused olive oil and garlic create a flavorful dressing for this pasta and vegetable salad. The recipe comes from the Savage family in Columbus, Ohio, where they serve it at big family gatherings.
Fruity Pasta Salad
Showcase fresh colors and flavors with a combination of honeydew, strawberries, cashews, pasta and snow peas, all mixed with poppy seed dressing.
Italian Basil, Tomato and Pasta Salad
Designed for a potluck or large family gathering, this make-ahead salad features a mustard-garlic vinaigrette along with cut green beans, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, your choice of pasta and lots of basil!
Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad with Walnut Pesto
This lower-calorie pasta salad features roasted vegetables, whole wheat penne pasta and homemade pesto. To turn it into a main dish, stir in a can of rinsed and drained white beans or add chunks of grilled chicken.
Terrific Tortellini Salad
Light cheese-filled tortellini and reduced-fat ranch salad dressing, combined with lots of broccoli and carrots, lower the calories in this pasta salad.
Peas and Macaroni Salad
Horseradish mustard adds kick to the dressing of this salad, which features both fresh pea pods and frozen peas.
Spinach Pasta Salad
Basil, prosciutto, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts pack flavor into this cool pasta salad.
Fun three-color pasta, cubed cheese, albacore tuna and roasted sweet red peppers combine for a refreshing chilled pasta salad. The recipe makes four main-dish servings or eight to 10 side-dish servings.
Angel Hair Pasta Salad
This make-ahead salad serves a crowd. It's chockfull of veggies, including tomato, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, celery, sweet pepper, onion, and garlic. Substitute fresh mushrooms for canned, if you like.
Thai Chicken and Soba Noodle Salad
This Thai-inspired version of chicken salad blends buckwheat noodles, a peanut sauce, and crunchy fresh vegetables and greens.
Ravioli and Greens Salad
Spinach-Pasta Salad with Shrimp
Goat or feta cheese and snipped fresh dill add tang to this creamy blend of shrimp and pasta served on baby spinach leaves.
Asian-Style Chicken Salad
Curly noodles, almonds, sesame seeds and rice vinegar blend in this crunchy, tangy salad from a West Des Moines, Iowa, reader.
Ham, Cheese and Macaroni Salad
Cubed ham and Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese combine with peas, celery, onion and cherry tomatoes in this creamy salad, a classic potluck dish.
Italian Pasta Salad
A simple red wine vinegar dressing makes this pasta salad side dish lower in fat and calories than most deli pasta salads.