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Pasta Salad Recipes

From Classic Macaroni Salad to Easy Italian Pasta Salad, Bruschetta Pasta Salad, Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad and MORE, these Pasta Salad Recipes make a perfect side dish for your summer BBQ, picnic or potluck!

Is there anything more delicious than a Pasta Salad in the summer?! I know when a pasta salad shows up on the table, everyone goes right to it before anything else. They’re just so tasty, and easy to make too. If you need a delicious and easy pasta salad recipe, here are 9+ simple and delicious ideas to try.

Bruschetta Pasta Salad

This Bruschetta Pasta Salad is always a favourite…it’s the best pasta salad! Loaded with fresh summer tomatoes, basil, parmesan cheese, garlic and noodles this salad is a must make dish.

Bruschetta Pasta Salad

Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad

This Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad is quick, easy and so delicious! Full of noodles, chunks of cheddar cheese, bacon, fresh peas, celery, onions, peppers, cherry tomatoes and broccoli, all mixed with a creamy ranch dressing. Simple and tasty! Toss in some grilled chicken to make it a meal.

Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad

Creamy Cheddar Macaroni Salad

This Creamy Cheddar Macaroni Salad recipe is a classic summer pasta salad! It’s loaded with peppers, celery, onions, chunks of cheddar cheese and elbow noodles, all tossed in a tangy sour cream mayo dressing. Simple, quick and so delicious!

Creamy Cheddar Macaroni Salad

Tex Mex Couscous Salad

This Avocado Corn Couscous Salad is simple and delicious! Made with pearl couscous, roasted corn, avocado, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs and bocconcini cheese. Tossed in a tangy dressing.

Pesto Pasta Salad

This simple and delicious Pesto Pasta Salad tastes like summer! Made with fresh sun-ripened tomatoes and basil, parmesan cheese and oodles of fusilli noodles.

Pesto Pasta Salad on the table in individual bowls

Bowl of Bows

Bowl of Bows Pasta Salad is a family favourite, and makes an appearance several times throughout the summer! Farfalle noodles and black olives are tossed in a tangy, garlicky easy pasta salad dressing. It pairs perfectly with summer BBQ recipes.

Bowl of Bows Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad with Creamy Balsamic Dressing

Make the Caprese Pasta Salad with Creamy Balsamic Dressing, then add grilled chicken to make it a meal! This salad is a cinch to make, and is so delicious.

Caprese Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken and Creamy Balsamic Dressing

Rainbow Pasta Salad

This Rainbow Pasta Salad is a great addition to your summer picnic or barbecue! Made with a tangy, garlicky dressing, spicy Monterey Jack Cheese and oodles of noodles and fresh veggies. Add loads of colourful vegetables to make it like a rainbow!

Rainbow Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad is a delicious and easy dinner idea! Made with marinated Greek chicken, loads of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, olives, noodles, feta cheese and Greek Dressing. A perfect summer recipe.

Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

This Easy Pasta Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing is a delicious side dish. Oodles of noodles and vegetables are mixed with an easy homemade tangy Italian dressing. Make ahead for easy entertaining (just keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve).

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad

This Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad is a perfect summer (or any time) side dish! Loaded with tortellini, tomatoes, olives, cheese, salami, artichoke hearts, fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella cheese all tossed in a tangy parmesan garlic dressing. Deliciousness in every bite.

a top down close up view of a wooden bowl of tortellini pasta salad. three small bowls of salad sit off to the left

Cobb Pasta Salad

This Cobb Pasta Salad is a delicious twist to a classic salad! Made with: lettuce, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, onions, chicken, avocado and crumbled cheese. Then tossed with cooked noodles and a tangy vinaigrette.

a top down close up of a cobb salad in a wooden salad bowl. beside the bowl are small wooden salad bowls

Chilled Noodle Salad with Ginger Wasabi Dressing

This Chilled Noodle Salad with Ginger Wasabi Dressing is a refreshing and tasty recipe! Delicious noodles, cucumber, red peppers, avocado, cabbage, snow peas, cilantro and green onion are mixed with a tangy and flavourful ginger wasabi dressing. Cold pasta salads are so delicious!

Chilled Noodle Salad with Ginger Wasabi Dressing

I hope all of these pasta salad recipes leave you inspired and hungry!  Check back here often as I add new recipes!  Enjoy.

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