30 Pasta Salads {Roundup}

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Summer is fast approaching and the weather is finally getting warmer! Which means it’s time for picnics and BBQ’s! One of my favorite dishes to bring to any potluck is a pasta salad. They are quick & easy to make, and very cost effective for feeding a large group.

So we went searching for some of the best pasta salad recipes out there & we’ve rounded up 30 delicious dishes perfect for summertime! So be sure to pin this list so you are prepared for your next picnic or backyard BBQ!


Antipasto Pasta Salad : The Kitchen is My Playground

Avocado, Tomato & Basil Pesto Hummus Pasta Salad : Cooking with Books

Best Ever Pasta Salad {with Homemade Dressing} : Yummy Healthy Easy

Broccoli Cheddar Pasta Salad : Rants from my Crazy Kitchen

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad : Snappy Gourmet

Chipotle Roasted Corn Pasta Salad : White Lights on Wednesday

Classic Italian Pasta Salad : Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

Cool & Creamy Tuna Casserole : Sugar Dish Me

Creamy Greek Pasta Salad : Dessert for Two

Creamy Pasta Salad : Nosh and Nourish

Creamy Pasta Salad with Bacon, Peas & Bell Peppers

Creamy Pasta Salad with Bacon, Peas & Bell Peppers : An Edible Mosaic

Easy Pesto Pasta Salad : Wine & Glue

Edamame Noodle Salad : Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Gemelli Pasta Salad : Juggling Act Mama

Greek Pasta Salad : I Heart Eating

Healthy Pasta Salad with Artichokes & Lemon Vinaigrette : Food Faith Fitness

Humble Pasta Salad with Tuna : The View from Great Island

Hungarian Pasta & Cabbage : This American Bite

Make-Ahead Caprese Pasta Salad : Cook the Story

Pepper and Broccoli Pasta Salad : Organized Island

Peppered Bacon & Sweet Balsamic Pasta Salad

Peppered Bacon & Sweet Balsamic Pasta Salad : Mom’s Test Kitchen

Perfect Pasta Salad : Top Notch Mom

Pizza Pasta Salad : Inside BruCrew Life

Roasted Vegetable Pasta with Goat Cheese : Creative Culinary

Simple Mediterranean Pasta Salad : Fannetastic Food

Taco Pasta Salad : Love Bakes Good Cakes

The Great Big Summer Pasta Salad : Everyday Maven

Tortellini Salad : Pass the Sushi

Vegetable Pasta Salad : Call Me PMc

Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Tarragon Shrimp : Seasonal and Savory

Find even more pasta salad recipes by checking out our 50 Beat the Heat Pasta Salad Recipe Roundup!

50 Beat the Heat Pasta Salad Recipes Roundup


  1. What a fabulous roundup! Thank you for sharing my Artichoke Pasta Salad!

  2. Great round up! I love pasta salads. Thanks for including my Pepper Broccoli Salad. Have a great weekend!
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  3. I would totally love to try the Tortellini Salad
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  4. I am a pasta salad FREAK! This round-up is amazing!! Thank you so much for including me in it! Pinned!

  5. Thanks for linking to me :)
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  6. Thanks for featuring my Broccoli Cheddar Pasta Salad! What a great round-up, now for the warm weather to stick long enough for a cookout!
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  7. Thanks for including my pasta salad!! Have a great weekend :)
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  8. I have never tried a lot of pasta salads, but with this many to choose from,.. I am sure I will find one both my Hubs and I can agree on.
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  9. Pasta salad is essential for cookouts around my house. I make one with greek dressing, veggies and a secret ingredient pr two ;) It’s always the first thing to go!
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  10. These are perfect recipes for those gatherings this summer. I will have to try a couple.
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  11. Great round- up! I can hardly believe its time to start thinking about BBQ’s! I will make note of a few of these for all our summer gatherings.

  12. Those look so good. We cut pasta out of our diet to help cut carbs/etc, but your photos make me regret it!
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  13. Well now you went and made me hungry! lol. Those pasta salads looks so delicious! And a favorite to take to potluck dinners.

  14. I love pasta salads! This looks so delish! Love all of them.
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  15. Pasta salad is my favorite kind of salad and you’ve got some really good ones here!! Loving the varieties!

  16. I’m so excited that you posted these recipes! I love pasta and pasta salads and think all of these varieties will just be delicious.
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  17. My stomach grumbled that’s a great round up and there is a lot I’m able to eat. In the summer our family does a lot of what I call cold suppers and it’s usually salads.

  18. Oh my goodness, it’s definitely the season for pasta salads! (I just took one to a cookout over the weekend!) Thanks for this great selection!
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  19. These all sound so good! Definitely keeping these in mind for warmer weather.
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  20. That takes care of summer right there! Delicious choices!
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  21. I love pasta salad. It is one of my favorites. I will have to try some of these out this summer and see how my family likes them.
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  22. Oh yum I totally admit I love a good pasta salad had a lovely one with salmon in the other day! x
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  23. I love, love, love pasta salad. This is an excellent round-up!
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  24. Oh wow I there’s enough past salad recipes to go for months!! Definitely checking this out since we are huge pasta lovers in my house. We usually eat hot pasta but pasta salads are also our favorite.
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  25. There were a couple there that look similar to some I am addicted to. I will definitely be checking out a few of these – I am a big fan of pasta.
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  26. YUM!! I love a good pasta salad especially during the summer.

  27. that is quite a list of pasta salads. They all look very delicious
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  28. Those pasta salads sound absolutely delish! Thanks for the roundup!
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  29. what a great list! I love making pasta salads in the summer.
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  30. What a great round up! We love pasta salad!
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  31. I just made a pasta salad! They are such great meals this time of year.
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  32. These look so great. My daughter just asked me to make macaroni salad last night. Sigh- I’m not eating pasta right now but I’ll make a few of these for the family. (Pasta is my ultimate weakness!)
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  33. These are awesome! I haven’t made many pasta salads, I may save a couple of these and pin them. thanks for the round up!
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  34. I love pasta salad so much ! Thank you for including me! Can’t wait to try these!
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  35. Mmmmmmmm! … Love me a good pasta salad. Thank you so much for including my Antipasto Pasta Salad!! {we actually just had a big bowl of that yesterday}
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground
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  36. My favorite dish! So many great ideas!

  37. Carol M says:

    Thanks for the round up

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