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Pasta Salad Recipes

Main Dish and Side Dish Pasta Salads Any Time of the Year

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Pasta salad is great for summer cookouts and events, but it's also a delicious side dish salad for any time of the year! Try one of these flavorful pasta salads with your next cookout or family meal.

1. Macaroni and Black Bean Salad

Macaroni and Black Bean Salad
Photo of Macaroni and Black Bean Salad © Diana Rattray
This delicious pasta salad is loaded with vegetables, and it has just enough mayonnaise in it to give it great flavor and creaminess. I made this with macaroni, but any similar pasta will work. Serve this at your next summer get together or take it along to a potluck dinner. It's great with burgers, or serve with grilled marinated chicken or steaks.

2. Pasta Salad With Chicken and Spinach

Pasta Salad With Chicken and Spinach
Photo of Pasta Salad With Chicken © Diana Rattray
This chicken, spinach, and pasta salad is tossed with a flavorful mayonnaise and lemon juice dressing. This is a great main dish salad for hot summer days, or take it along to a potluck or big family cookout. Use cooked leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken for this tasty salad recipe.

3. Garden Pasta Salad

Garden Pasta Salad
Photo of Garden Pasta Salad © Diana Rattray
Pesto and lemon juice help to flavor this tasty pasta salad. Add a little diced cooked chicken, shredded cheese, or ham for a heartier supper salad.

4. Pasta Salad With Ham

Pasta Salad With Ham
Photo of Pasta Salad With Ham © Diana Rattray
This pasta salad is hearty enough for lunch, or serve it along with grilled meat for a cookout or summer meal. Use leftover cooked ham or a diced center cut ham slice.

5. Pasta Salad With Herbs

Pasta Salad With Herbs
Photo of Pasta Salad With Herbs © Diana Rattray
This is a delicious salad to enjoy for lunch with a cup of soup or a sandwich, or serve it with grilled meat or chicken for a quick and easy summer supper.

6. Tuna Pasta Salad With Dill

Tuna Pasta Salad With Dill
Photo of Tuna Pasta Salad With Dill © Diana Rattray
This is a flavorful pasta salad, perfect for an everyday lunch with soup, or serve it as a side dish at your next cookout. A combination of mayonnaise, lemon juice, sour cream, garlic, and dill help to flavor this delicious pasta salad.

7. Pasta Salad With Peas and Ham

Pasta Salad With Peas and Ham
Photo of Pasta Salad With Peas and Ham © Diana Rattray
This is a delicious pasta salad recipe and it's hearty enough to be served for dinner or lunch. Try to prepare this in advance and chill for several hours or overnight for best flavor.

8. Shrimp and Bow Tie Pasta Salad With Lemon Garlic Dressing

Shrimp and Bow Tie Pasta Salad With Lemon
Photo of Shrimp and Bow Tie Pasta Salad © Diana Rattray
This tasty shrimp and pasta salad makes a great lunch or dinner on a hot summer day.

9. Classic Macaroni Salad

This macaroni salad is made with hard-cooked eggs, chopped vegetables, and a seasoned mayonnaise dressing. It's a classic macaroni salad with creamy dressing, and always welcome!

10. Chicken Pasta Salad With Cucumber

This easy, hearty macaroni salad is made with chopped cucumber, cooked chicken, and a creamy mayonnaise dressing.

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