18 of the Best Pasta Salad Recipes
These easy-to-assemble pasta salad recipes will be a hit at all your summer potlucks and picnics!
Looking for an easy pasta salad recipe during the summer can be a daunting task. There are so many out there to choose from, and if we're being honest, most of them look fantastic. To get past the overwhelming and time-consuming task of scouring the internet, we've done the work for you and collected 18 of the Best Pasta Salad Recipes out there. We hope you agree!
Whether you're looking for veggie pasta salad recipes, pasta salads recipes with meat, or one of the many other creative pasta salad recipes out there, look no further. These irresistible pasta salads will keep people coming back for more, so they'll come in handy for all those summer picnics and potlucks you've got coming up where you need to feed a crowd.
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Veggie Pasta Salad Recipes
For the best picks in summer pasta salads, you've come to the right place. Get a healthy dose of vegetables in your life in the yummiest way possible -- with pasta! These easy pasta salads are both packed with veggies and lots of and lots of flavor. From the Light and Creamy Greek Pasta Salad to the Taco Pasta Salad and everything in between, these recipes are perfect for impressing at the next potluck you attend.
Pasta Salads with Meat and Seafood
Alright meat lovers, this section is for you. While pasta is one of the top ingredients on our list of deliciousness, meat and seafood are pretty high on that list too. The pasta salad recipes below pack some serious protein. From chicken and shrimp to ham and turkey (and let's not forget the ever-popular, bacon), these perfect pasta salads are much more than just a side dish. Some of our favorites from the list below include the Hot Asparagus, Snap Pea & Avocado Pasta Salad (shown), Hawaiian Pasta Salad, and Turkey Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad, but you really can't go wrong with any of them!
Pasta Salads with Fruit
This section is small but mighty! The pasta salads below include greens and fruit, among other ingredients, and are bursting with amazing flavor combinations. Mandarin oranges and strawberries are the perfect additions to these non-traditional recipes. Get in your fruits and veggies with ease when you make either of these great pasta salads. And, if you have a fruit and veggie pasta salad that you love, feel free to share it with us in the comments section below!
"Summer in Central Virginia is "potluck season," and no gathering would be complete without a pasta salad. My Light and Creamy Greek Pasta Salad is a fresh twist on the classic, with plenty of Mediterranean flavor from fresh vegetables, olives, feta cheese, and Tzatziki sauce!"