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20 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.
Asian-Style Chicken Salad

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

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

Greek Pasta Salad

Toss pasta with fresh herbs, vegetables, feta cheese and olives for this Mediterranean-influenced salad.

Greek 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

Corn and Tomato Pasta Salad

Shredded chicken makes this gorgeous salad hearty enough to serve on its own for dinner.

Corn and Tomato Pasta Salad

Southwestern Chicken and Macaroni Salad

Awaken your senses with a potluck salad full of hot poblano peppers, cool avocado, crispy chicken strips and cream cheese. 

Southwestern Chicken and Macaroni Salad

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

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

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

Shrimp Pasta Salad

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

Shrimp Pasta 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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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