17 Best Recipes for Pasta Salad

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We’ve collected 17 most popular recipes for Pasta Salad.

The recipes are all easy to make and delicious, so please try and make it for yourself.

*The dish in top image was made by me. 😋 Pasta salad using macaroni.

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Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad - Spend With Pennies
Italian pasta salad is made with fresh vegetables, cheese, salami, and a vinaigrette are tossed with...

Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★ (‎128)

INGREDIENTS16 ounces tricolor rotini
8 ounces salami chopped
1 cup Italian vinaigrette dressing store-bought or homemade
1 cup mozzarella cheese cubed
grape tomatoes halved
½ cup sliced black olives
½ green bell pepper diced
½ orange bell pepper diced
½ red bell pepper diced
⅓ cup red onion diced
⅓ cup parmesan cheese shredded
fresh parsley chopped
Italian seasoning
salt & pepper


The Best Italian Pasta Salad Recipe

Best Italian Pasta Salad Recipe (VIDEO) - A Spicy ...
The Best Italian Pasta Salad Recipe: Made with fresh ingredients and dressing, this is the most perf...

Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★ (‎58)

INGREDIENTS1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
Dried Italian Seasoning
1 pound fusilli pasta
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup chopped hard salami slices
3/4 cup chopped grilled piquillo peppers or jarred roasted red peppers
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
12 ounces mini mozzarella balls, drained and halved (22-24 balls)
3.8 ounces sliced black olives


Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad
Summertime favourite pasta salad! You'll love the Macaroni Salad dressing - mayonnaise slightly...

Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★ (‎56)

INGREDIENTS250 g / 1/2 lb macaroni elbow pasta
1 cup celery , finely sliced (1 stalk)
3/4 cup red capsicum / bell peppers , finely diced (1 small)
3/4 cup green onions , finely sliced (1 large stem)
1 medium carrot , grated (using standard box grater)
1/2 cup mayonnaise (Hellmann’s, Best Foods, S&W or other whole egg mayonnaise)
1/2 cup yoghurt or sour cream , full or low fat
cider vinegar
Dijon mustard
garlic powder


Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad
The veggies match the colors in the tri-colored pasta. And the dressing is real zesty and spicy. So ...

Rating: 4.6 ★★★★★ (‎281)

INGREDIENTS1 pound tri-colored spiral pasta
salad seasoning mix
1 (16 ounce) bottle Italian-style salad dressing
2 cups cherry tomatoes, diced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
½ yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 (2.25 ounce) can black olives, chopped


The Best Easy Italian Pasta Salad

The Best Easy Pasta Salad
Super easy Pasta Salad - with pasta, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, spicy salami, pepperoncini, olives,...

Rating: 4.4 ★★★★☆ (‎72)

INGREDIENTS1 pound uncooked pasta – I like rotini!
3 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese balls, cut in half
1 lb. salami or summer sausage, cut into cubes
3/4 cup kalamata olives, sliced
3/4 cup pepperoncini (optional, but do it)
1/2 cup sliced red onion
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 1/2 cups olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar (white vinegar or red wine vinegar work)
coarse sea salt (yes, tablespoons – see notes!)
2 cloves garlic (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
dry oregano and dry basil
black pepper
fresh parsley, basil, or chives


Quick Italian Pasta Salad

Quick Italian Pasta Salad
A quick and flavorful Italian pasta salad with salami, bell peppers, onions, black olives, fresh moz...

Rating: 4.7 ★★★★★ (‎145)

INGREDIENTS1 (12 ounce) package tri-color rotini pasta
¾ pound Italian salami, finely diced
½ green bell pepper, sliced
½ red bell pepper, sliced
½ red onion, chopped
1 cup Italian-style salad dressing
1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives
8 ounces small fresh mozzarella balls (ciliegine)
Italian-style salad dressing mix
shredded Parmesan cheese


No Mayo Easy Pasta Salad

No Mayo Easy Pasta Salad
This recipe combines cucumber, tomatoes, and pasta with prepared ranch and Italian salad dressing fo...

Rating: 4.2 ★★★★☆ (‎30)

INGREDIENTS1 (12 ounce) package rotini pasta
1 (12 ounce) package tri-color rotini pasta
6 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
½ cup chopped purple onion
ranch dressing
Italian-style salad dressing


Simple Pasta Salad

Simple Pasta Salad
An easy, yet very yummy pasta salad. Almost any type of pasta may be used. Best if left to sit overn...

Rating: 4.6 ★★★★★ (‎161)

INGREDIENTS1 (16 ounce) package uncooked rotini pasta
1 (16 ounce) bottle Italian salad dressing
2 cucumbers, chopped
6 tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped
4 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
Italian seasoning


Easy Pasta Salad

Easy Pasta Salad - Love and Lemons
Make this fresh, cold pasta salad recipe in under 30 minutes! Packed with flavor & a zesty Itali...

Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★ (‎57)

INGREDIENTS3 cups uncooked fusilli pasta
2 heaping cups halved cherry tomatoes
1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 cups arugula
1 cup Persian cucumbers, sliced into thin half moons
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 cup basil leaves, torn
½ cup minced parsley
½ cup chopped mint
¼ cup toasted pine nuts
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, more for drizzling
lemon juice
Dijon mustard
3 garlic cloves, minced
herbes de Provence, or dried Italian seasoning
red pepper flakes


Creamy pasta salad


Rating: 4.8 ★★★★★ (‎71)

INGREDIENTS250 g pasta uncooked
1 carrot grated medium
1 celery stick chopped
1 spring onion finely chopped green parts only
1/2 red capsicum diced
2/3 cup tasty cheese grated
1/3 cup parsley finely chopped
Praise coleslaw dressing
sour cream heaped


Creamy Pasta Salad

Creamy Pasta Salad
Light and tangy Pasta Salad, with just enough creamy dressing to coat the noodles and vegetables, th...

Rating: 4.8 ★★★★★ (‎49)

INGREDIENTS8 ounces salad macaroni or ditalini pasta
1 cup tiny broccoli florets
1/2 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup finely diced red pepper
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1/4 cup very thinly sliced green onion
1/2 cup mayonnaise
white wine or plain vinegar
kosher salt adjust to taste
freshly ground black pepper


Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe | Hidden Valley® Ra...
For a mouth-watering zesty side dish, try our Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad recipe. The cool and creamy go...

Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★ (‎42)

INGREDIENTS1 box (12 oz.) elbow macaroni or any pasta cut
1 packet Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Seasoning
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
½ cup milk
garlic powder
2 cups sliced yellow and red grape tomatoes
1 package (8 or 9 slices) precooked bacon
2 small cans sliced olives (or one large one)
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
This is a very flavorful pasta salad. The crisp cooked bacon really adds a nice flavor. I get reques...

Rating: 4.5 ★★★★★ (1,477)

INGREDIENTS1 (12 ounce) package uncooked tri-color rotini pasta
10 slices bacon
1 cup mayonnaise
dry ranch salad dressing mix
garlic powder
garlic pepper
½ cup milk, or as needed
1 large tomato, chopped
1 (4.25 ounce) can sliced black olives
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


Easy Greek Pasta Salad

Easy Greek Pasta Salad - Spend With Pennies
This easy Greek Pasta Salad with feta is quick to make and delicious to eat! Serve it as a side with...

Rating: 4.8 ★★★★★ (‎49)

INGREDIENTS16 ounces short pasta rotini, bow ties, penne
¾ long english cucumber diced
1 pint grape tomatoes halved
1 bell pepper red or orange, diced
½ cup sliced pitted olives
½ cup feta cheese cubed
⅓ cup red onion diced
greek vinaigrette dressing


Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad
This pasta dish has all the refreshing flavors of a classic Greek salad with tomatoes, cucumber, oli...

Rating: 4.6 ★★★★★ (‎371)

INGREDIENTS2 cups penne pasta
¼ cup red wine vinegar
lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
dried oregano
salt and pepper
⅔ cup extra-virgin olive oil
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small red onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
½ cucumber, sliced
½ cup sliced black olives
½ cup crumbled feta cheese


Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad - Spend With Pennies
Shrimp Pasta Salad is quick and easy with a delicious homemade dressing. Fresh lemon juice & dil...

Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★ (‎37)

INGREDIENTS1/2 lb macaroni noodles uncooked
minced onion
2/3 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup diced red pepper
1 1/3 cup small cooked shrimp
1 cup mayonnaise
fresh lemon juice
sweet relish
fresh dill


Shrimp and Pasta Shell Salad

Shrimp and Pasta Shell Salad
When I want to make a macaroni salad just a little bit extra-special, nothing does the trick like so...

Rating: 4.7 ★★★★★ (‎186)

INGREDIENTS1 ¼ cups mayonnaise, or more if needed
Dijon mustard
Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 lemon, juiced
⅓ cup chopped fresh dill
1 (12 ounce) package small pasta shells
1 pound cooked, peeled, and deveined small shrimp – cut in half
½ cup finely diced red bell pepper
¾ cup diced celery
1 pinch paprika, for garnish
3 sprigs fresh dill, or as desired


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