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.
Mexican Street Corn Macaroni Salad
In Mexico, grilled corn comes coated in mayonnaise, lime, cheese and cilantro. We just added pasta, plus lots of green onion for bite. It's a macaroni salad that's anything but basic.
Creamy Spinach-Basil Pasta Salad
Fresh basil in the dressing lends a hint of pesto-inspired sophistication to this mayo-rich pasta salad.
Greek Orzo Salad
Olives and feta give salty punch to this pasta salad from Surdyk's Liquor and Cheese Shop in Minneapolis.
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.
Greek Pasta Salad
Toss pasta with fresh herbs, vegetables, feta cheese and olives for this Mediterranean-influenced salad.
Corn and Tomato Pasta Salad
Shredded chicken makes this gorgeous salad hearty enough to serve on its own for dinner.
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.
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.
Citrus Tuna Pasta Salad
Yellow sweet peppers, artichoke hearts, ripe olives and a light lemon-herb dressing highlight this colorful 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.
Deli-Style Tortellini Salad
Mustard-herb vinaigrette dresses cheese-filled tortellini, chopped broccoli, carrots and sweet peppers in our version of this deli classic.
Crunchy Asian Noodle Slaw
Sesame seeds, ramen noodles, soy sauce, ginger and fresh broccoli give Asian flair to this fresh take on coleslaw.
Shrimp Pasta Salad
A homemade citrus vinaigrette or bottled Italian salad dressing tops this combo of shrimp, pasta and chopped veggies.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Pasta Salad
A simple red wine vinegar dressing makes this pasta salad side dish lower in fat and calories than most deli pasta salads.