These pasta salad recipes make great easy weeknight dinners or fun side dishes for picnics and barbecues.
Did your mom or grandmother have a specific dish they always brought to family get-togethers, picnics or BBQs? I think most of ours did, and now, we may even be the one that has our own. For me, it was a pasta salad my mom would bring. Pasta salads are the perfect dish to bring because they are so easy to throw together and don’t require quite as much time as a potato salad does. Plus, pasta goes well with almost any flavor combination and can be made mild to adventurous. If you are looking for something new to take to your next event, here’s 15 pasta salad recipes to inspire you.
Pasta Salad Recipes
One of my favorite spring vegetables is asparagus and this Quick and Easy Asparagus Pasta Salad is a great way to enjoy it.
I love the idea of making a salad out of tortellini like this Southwest Ranch Tortellini Salad.
I love savory flavors so this Curried Chicken Pasta Salad is perfect for me. It’s also a perfect way to use up leftover chicken.
Another great pasta salad that uses squash is this Southwest Pasta Salad and it’s really easy to throw together, too.
This super simple 5-Ingredient Pasta Salad from Gimme Some Oven is as easy as it comes.
Classic Macaroni Salad is easy to make with this recipe from Cooking Classy.
Dill pickles are one of my favorite snacks so this Dill Pickle Pasta Salad from Spend with Pennies is something I’m going to have to make soon.
Caprese Pasta Salad from Coco & Ash is a simple and easy way to make a delicious side to share.
Combine Tex-Mex with Pasta salad and you get this Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.
Bring a sandwich favorite and a side dish together and you will have BLT Pasta Salad from Life in the Lofthouse.
Are you a fan of Hawaiian Pizza? Check out this Hawaiian Pasta Salad recipe from The Recipe Critic.
For a really neat spin on this classic side, try this Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad with Balsamic Reduction from Diethood.
Oh, Sweet Basil has an Easy Greek Pasta Salad that sounds incredible.
Make this Italian Pasta Salad from Wishes and Dishes for those that love a classic side dish at the table.
Pasta Salad With Squash is a perfect pair of flavors that will satisfy all summer long into harvest season.
This Quick and Easy Ranch Pasta Salad is a great salad because it’s simple to make and sure to be a hit with ranch dressing loving crowds.
If you are looking for a hearty-tasting pasta salad this Italian Pasta Salad with Grilled Pork and Cheese is what you’ve been searching for.