42 Crowd-Pleasing Pasta Salad Recipes For Any Occasion

These easy pasta salad recipes will sure to be the star dish at your next party or potluck meal

BLT Pasta Salad

"An easy salad for those hot nights! This always disappears at pot lucks."


Elote Pasta Salad

Salsa, corn and cheese collide in pasta salad form.

Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

"Delicious! We love pasta salad and I was intrigued by the combination of Italian and Caesar dressing, so had to try! Yum!"


Loaded Potato Pasta Salad

Why choose either potatoes or pasta when you can have both? Carbs meet carbs for a perfect summer side.

Seafood Pasta Salad

"Everyone I serve this recipe to loves it. Delicious."


Pasta Salad

"This was great. The flavor was wonderful."


Salmon Pasta Salad

"Delicious blend of flavors. I'll certainly be making this again throughout the summer."

-bluemoon downunder

Pepperoni Pasta Salad

"Quick, easy, versatile - you could add almost any veggie to it or make it without pepperoni if you didn't have any. We'll definitely make this again."

-Peppermint Wind

Creamy, Cheesy Pasta Salad

"The dressing was great! I was looking for a macaroni salad a little above average and this was it for us. I will be making this often."


Greek Pasta Salad

"This was a nice twist on the typical Greek pasta salads, which I am really fond of. I really liked the addition of the spinach, and will make this again."


Italian Sub Pasta Salad

"I used to make a salad like this for get togethers and it was a huge hit.... so glad to find this one!"


Pasta Seafood Salad

"Delicious! Love the lemony flavor. Also loved that it is cold.... it has been so hot here it is refreshing to eat something so flavorful and cool."


Chilled Oriental Chicken Pasta Salad

"I loved this recipe! I made it for a potluck and many people commented on how good it was and wanted the recipe."


Pasta Salad

"Great and versatile summer salad! Loved the slivers of ham and dressing!!"


Tuna & Pasta Salad

"Very good salad! I usually did my tuna pasta like this, but never added eggs or paprika before. Excellent!"


Italian Pasta Salad

"Took this to a BBQ yesterday and everyone loved it! Excellent recipe - I'm not crazy about most pasta salads, but this one is full of flavor!"


Antipasto Pasta Salad

"I loved this and ate a huge serving. It was so colorful, too."


Company Chicken Pasta Salad

"The flavors in this salad blend so well together that it is hard for any one flavor to stand out. This was gone in minutes, with lots of requests for the recipe."


Greek Pasta Salad with Shrimp & Olives

"This was fabulous! My son had seconds (something he rarely does)."

-Jan from Pgh.

Avocado Caesar Pasta Salad

"Yummy! I love avocados and artichokes so this was a no brainer for me, but even my picky eater friend liked it, so I know it must be good!"

-Logans Mommy

Lemon Pasta Salad

"Excellent! I served this with Roasted Greek Style Chicken and steamed sweet corn. Great meal."

-Hey Jude

Ranch Pasta Salad

"Nice summer salad and great to take to cookouts. It was very easy to make."

-Crafty Lady 13

Asparagus Pasta Salad With Creamy Lemon Dressing

"I used whole wheat penne. We enjoyed this with baked chicken. Fish would be nice too."


Seafood Pasta Salad

"Perfect lunch for a hot, sunny day. I liked the combination of flavors and enjoyed this for a filling lunch."


Tuna Pasta Salad

"This was a delicious light supper! I added a few grape tomatoes cut in half for a little color and there you have it! A new summertime favorite."

-Bev I Am

Greek-Style Chicken Pasta Salad

"My family loves this salad!"


Oriental Pasta Salad

"I made this for Sunday brunch to serve with a quiche and fresh fruit salad. I thought it had a colorful presentation which is always a plus for me."

-Susie D

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

"This pasta salad is quick to make, easy, and delicious. It really is good! I will be making this again."

-cookin mimi

Low Calorie BLT Pasta Salad

"I love this recipe! It tasted just as good as the real thing, if not better as it did not leave me with a greasy feel afterward."


Pasta Salad

"I was skeptical about the ranch at first, but once you add the dill and let it sit overnight, it's really good!"

-Katys Kitchen

Salmon and Pasta Salad

"This is a wonderful pasta salad."


Crab Pasta Salad

"A super recipe! Very easy and loved by all! I have already made it a number of times! The lemon gave it a great taste!"


Seaside Pasta Salad

"Very nice pasta salad. I love the yogurt-based dressing. The fresh lemon juice adds a light fresh taste to the salad."


Spinach Pasta Salad

"This is a taste sensation! I gave the recipe out to a couple of my girlfriends and they were almost shocked that I'd made the 'pesto' myself!"


Summer Pasta Salad With Tuna

"Great tuna macaroni salad. I like that it doesn't call for tons of mayonnaise. The hot sauce and lemon juice added a nice subtle flavor."


Antipasto Pasta Salad

"Such a simple, easy and great tasting salad. This is the perfect salad to serve on a hot summer's night and the colors just look great together."


Garden Chicken Pasta Salad

"Easy to make and, boy, is it tasty!"


Garden Pasta Salad

"This was a great salad. We enjoyed this for lunch and will have enough leftover to eat with our dinner."


Shrimp Dill Pasta Salad

"This had a light and refreshing taste. It was loved by all."


Crab Pasta Salad

"This salad was so yummy."

-Mark Carlson

Pasta Salad

"This is a wonderful recipe. I love the Caesar dressing with this. It's a nice change from usual pasta salads. I will make again! "

-Linda B.

Greek Pasta Salad

"This dish was served as part of a Greek buffet for a party and it was one of the surprise hits! Almost everyone asked for the recipe. It was so simple to make."

-Pesto lover