24 Scrumptious Pasta Salad Recipes | Midwest Living

24 Scrumptious Pasta Salad Recipes

Bring fresh flavor to your table when you serve our pasta salads, featuring a variety of noodles, dressings, herbs, cheeses, vegetables and more.

Crunchy Asian Noodle Slaw

Sesame seeds, ramen noodles, soy sauce, ginger and fresh broccoli give Asian flair to this fresh take on coleslaw.

Crunchy Asian Noodle Slaw

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.

Roasted Tomato Pasta with Mozzarella

Shrimp Pasta Salad

A homemade citrus vinaigrette or bottled Italian salad dressing tops this combo of shrimp, pasta and chopped veggies.

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Beefy Pasta Salad

Lean beef, fiber-rich multigrain pasta, and summer-fresh corn, tomatoes, and basil make this a healthier option for pasta salad.

Beefy 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.

Deli-Style Tortellini Salad

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.

Corn and Tomato Pasta Salad

Crunchy Asian Noodle Slaw

Sesame seeds, ramen noodles, soy sauce, ginger and fresh broccoli give Asian flair to this fresh take on coleslaw.

Crunchy Asian Noodle Slaw

Citrus Tuna Pasta Salad

Yellow sweet peppers, artichoke hearts, ripe olives and a light lemon-herb dressing highlight this colorful pasta salad.

Citrus Tuna 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.

Surdyk's Greek Orzo Salad

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.

Reunion Noodle Salad

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.

Fruity Pasta Salad

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!

Italian Basil, Tomato and Pasta Salad

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.

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad with Walnut Pesto

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.

Terrific Tortellini Salad

Peas and Macaroni Salad

Horseradish mustard adds kick to the dressing of this salad, which features both fresh pea pods and frozen peas.

Peas and Macaroni Salad

Spinach Pasta Salad

Basil, prosciutto, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts pack flavor into this cool pasta salad.

Spinach Pasta Salad

Tuna/Pasta Bliss

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.

Tuna/Pasta Bliss

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.

Angel Hair Pasta Salad

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.

Thai Chicken and Soba Noodle Salad

Ravioli and Greens Salad

Fresh veggies and herbs amp up the flavor but not the calorie count in this mix of whole wheat four-cheese ravioli and homemade dressing.

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.

Spinach-Pasta Salad with Shrimp

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.

Asian-Style Chicken Salad

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.

Ham Cheese and Macaroni Salad

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.

Italian Pasta Salad

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