Summer is right around the corner, which means block parties and BBQs. Don’t go empty handed! Put together one of these pasta salads and show up with flavor and style. Enjoy these 30 perfect pasta salad recipes…
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1. Cilantro Lime Southwestern Pasta Salad
This Creamy Cilantro Lime Southwestern Pasta Salad recipe is satisfying enough for an easy dinner or a tasty addition to any party, BBQ or get together! Grilled chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes, and a creamy cilantro lime dressing make this pasta salad exceptionally delicious!
2. Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
An easy recipe for Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad loaded with grilled corn and pasta and tossed in an irresistible sauce!
3. Pasta Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing
Pasta Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing has a ton of flavor and a fresh touch from blanched corn on the cob and asparagus. The tang of sun-dried tomatoes adds another level of flavor. I promise if you share this version of a pasta salad this summer, everyone will be asking you for the recipe!
4. Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
Pack a little extra heat (and a lot more flavor) into your summer cookout with this easy to make Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad! This easy pasta salad is sure to be the most popular dish at any get-together!
5. Mandarin Orange & Spinach Pasta
This easy recipe for Mandarin Orange and Spinach Pasta Salad is loaded with goodness and exploding with flavor! It’s tossed with an irresistible 3 ingredient dressing that you’ll want to drizzle on everything!
6. Jalapeno Popper Macaroni Salad
Perfect for any gathering, this macaroni salad has all the great flavor of a jalapeño popper… jalapeños, cheddar cheese, bacon, and creamy dressing!
7. Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad
Quick and easy Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad with zesty Greek lemon dressing, fresh veggies, and hearty tortellini pasta will be your go-to potluck and dinner side dish!
8. Fiesta Pasta Salad
Fiesta Pasta Salad is loaded with corn, black beans, tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro, and a fresh lime vinaigrette for a zesty, flavorful, summer side dish!
9. Dijon Chicken Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach
This creamy dijon chicken pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach is the perfect meal any night of the week!
10. Tex Mex Pasta Salad
A delicious and super simple Tex Mex Pasta Salad with corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, and avocados. An easy Catalina dressing tops this salad. (NO MAYO pasta salad)
11. Insanely Good Pasta Salad
This is a ridiculously good hearty pasta salad that anyone can make. It’s simple and easy with only 3 steps and it’s a one-pot type of recipe!
12. Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Now that the weather’s warming up, it’s high time for the season of picnics, grill-outs, and patio parties to begin! Finally!! So to celebrate, I thought it was only appropriate to cool off some hot pasta, toss it with a bunch of fresh and zesty ingredients, and toss it in a bowl that’s perfect for passing around the picnic. That’s right, I made you some pasta salad!
13. Cowboy Pasta Salad
Bacon, ground beef, cheese, and hot sauce make this Cowboy Pasta Salad a definite crowd pleaser! Perfect for summer get-togethers.
14. The Best Italian Pasta Salad
I know many families have an Italian style pasta salad recipe that gets pulled out for picnics and large events. But this is the best Italian Pasta Salad Recipe, hands down. Your new go-to pasta salad for spring!
15. Taco Pasta Salad
This Taco Pasta Salad is a family favorite! This pasta salad recipe is perfect for BBQs, potlucks and big family gatherings! It has a secret ingredient that stops everyone in their tracks!
16. Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad
Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad takes my favorite summer cucumber salad and turns it into a delicious meal. Loaded with tender pasta, crisp juicy cucumbers, fresh dill and sweet white onion, this dish will be the hit of every potluck!
17. Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad
This Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad is creamy and loaded with hard-boiled eggs. Quick and delicious and the perfect addition to any meal.
18. Smoked Mozzarella Macaroni Salad with Prosciutto
This easy, tangy pasta salad mixes traditional macaroni salad with Mediterranean flavors to create a new family favorite potluck salad.
19. Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
Dill Pickle Pasta Salad is literally my favorite pasta salad ever! In this creamy pasta salad recipe, dill pickles play a starring role and add tons of flavor and crunch! This recipe is even better when it’s made ahead of time making it the perfect potluck dish!
20. Balsamic Caprese Pasta Salad
This balsamic Caprese pasta salad is a light, quick, and simple vegetarian side dish that’s perfect for picnics or BBQs.
21. BLT Pasta Salad
This BLT Pasta Salad is woooonderful. Oh, it’s so good. It’s like a BLT sandwich, without the bread, broken down into one heck of a pasta salad. The original recipe calls for mayo. You all know I despise mayo, so I replaced it with ranch dressing. It gave it amazing flavor.
22. Summertime Macaroni Salad
This is my favorite Macaroni Salad recipe! It’s a classic pasta salad dish – nothing super fancy, it’s just that delicious comfort food you remember growing up with and eating in the summertime. It’s tossed with colorful veggies and covered in a rich and creamy dressing.
23. Pesto Pasta Salad
Pesto Pasta Salad is the perfect quick and tasty side dish! Made with flavorful pesto, spiral noodles, fresh mozzarella and juicy cherry tomatoes.
24. Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad
This healthy grilled chicken pasta salad is full of fresh summer flavors and smoky BBQ sauce! The creamy dressing is lightened up with Greek yogurt.
25. Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad
This Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad features tri-colored rotini pasta with pepperoni, mozzarella, cheddar, and tomatoes in a Parmesan vinaigrette. This Italian pasta salad variation is the perfect summer side dish recipe!
26. Tuscan Pasta Salad
Tuscan Pasta Salad is an easy pasta salad with sun dried tomatoes, peppers spinach, and olives tossed in a tangy dressing. This pasta salad is perfect for your next potluck!
27. Ranch Pasta Salad
Ranch pasta salad is an easy and delicious side dish for summer picnics and bbq’s. Only 6 ingredients and minutes to prepare. Tender pasta, cucumber, broccoli, tomatoes, and parmesan cheese covered in ranch dressing. So simple!
28. Classic Italian Pasta Salad
This Classic Italian Pasta Salad is heavy on the veggies and bursting with flavor! I love this salad because it’s so easy to make and the perfect side dish to bring to parties and potlucks!
29. Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
A delicious Mexican Street Corn Pasta salad with tons of veggies and a simple creamy chili-lime dressing.
30. Easy Greek Pasta Salad
A fresh and easy Greek Pasta Salad just in time for summer! This crowd-pleasing side dish is tasty with grilled meats and at all your backyard barbecues.