Pasta Salad

Find an easy pasta salad recipe for your picnic or potluck. More than 500 recipes, including the classic Italian pasta salad.

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Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 297
A dear friend gave me this recipe many years ago and I've been making it ever since. It's great for barbecues.

Antipasto Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 1537
Meat, cheese, and pasta in a satisfying salad — perfect for any party.
By Dayna

Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 191
The traditional Caprese salad is modified to pasta form. The mozzarella used is a fresh mozzarella, if you use the brick style, it will not be the same. If you can't find the pearlini mozzarella, use the cieglini and cut it in half. Regular rotini pasta can be used but the cooking time will be different.

The Perfect Picnic Pasta Salad

Rating: 5 stars 14
Pasta salad is almost always the most disappointing side dish at the picnic or cookout, but this recipe shows you how to transform what is normally an "afterthought" to a dish that's good enough to enjoy on its own, or as the perfect complement to grilled meat. Top this with extra fresh chopped herbs if you like.

How to Make the Two Most Popular Pasta Salads on Allrecipes

These easy, crowd-pleasing pasta salads are 5-star favorites.
By Vanessa Greaves

Spinach and Orzo Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 845
A light, easy-to-make salad that's pleasing to the palate.

Greek Pasta Salad I

Rating: 4.5 stars 1050
This is a great make-ahead pasta salad!

Asian Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 448
This salad is appreciated by everyone because of its unique blend of flavors.
By Juanita Peek

Classic Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 2731
This classic macaroni salad is a crowd-pleaser at every cookout, potluck, and picnic!

Broccoli and Tortellini Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 702
Crisp, fresh broccoli and cheese tortellini with a creamy dressing are the basis of this salad. Raisins, sunflower seeds and red onion dress it up. This recipe is most requested at potlucks.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 182
For anyone who likes Buffalo wings, this is a great change of pace from normal pasta salad. Really popular as a side dish for a barbeque or just about any gathering you can think of. You can substitute or add many different vegetables with this recipe.
By Andrew C

Amish Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 1359
A colorful and flavorful macaroni salad made with hard cooked eggs, bell pepper and celery in a creamy dressing. Best macaroni salad I have ever had. I always get many requests for recipe. Enjoy!

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Pasta Salad
Rating: 4.5 stars 304

The veggies match the colors in the tri-colored pasta. And the dressing is real zesty and spicy. So when all three - pasta, veggies and dressing - come together, you have a festive, tasty and beautiful salad for six.