The best pasta salad ever is pretty much any pasta salad in our house! These pasta salad recipes are a staple in our home.
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There’s so many different ways to prepare pasta recipes for side dishes, main dishes, and even dinner recipes that don’t require heating! During the summer with fresh vegetables from the garden and all year round, these are the best pasta salad recipes!
Why make tasty pasta salad recipes?
One of the best reasons to make a tasty pasta salad is for an easy meal. Of course these recipes are also awesome for parties, family gatherings, and backyard BBQ’s, but in truth I make these recipes for lunches and dinners farm more often.
The best pasta salad ever is one that you can use for any an all occasions without missing a beat. Once the pasta is chilled and cooked most of these recipes are ready in less than 30 minutes. Prepare them once a week for quick meals, make your pasta in advance and freeze it for an even faster preparation, the possibilities are endless.
Browse through these awesome recipes and be sure to let me know which ones are your favorite!
The Best Pasta Salad Ever!
Let’s get right to it! Here are some of the best pasta salad recipes. I hope you find a few that you really enjoy, let me know about your favorite pasta recipes and salads in the comments!
Probably one of my favorites on the best pasta salad recipes list is this Greek pasta salad. It’s so tasty and tangy, it combines all my favorite elements of Greek flavors into one tasty pasta recipe.
A staple of the summer! If you don’t already have a creamy macaroni salad bookmarked this is a great one to try. You can whip up a batch of this creamy pasta salad for next to burgers, hotdogs, and other BBQ staples. It’s so creamy and delicious everyone will love it.
Don’t let the fish fool you, this tuna pasta salad recipe is quick and easy to make. The tuna is a wonderful protein choice because it holds up well and takes on so many flavors easily.
This salad recipe only tastes better after a day or so in the fridge. SO yummy!
If you like pesto this is the perfect pasta salad recipe for you! My pesto pasta salad is a cool and refreshing way to serve up some pesto magic in a bowl!
The sweet and tangy dressing on this chicken pasta salad recipe makes it excellent for the whole family. No matter what flavors you are looking for this tasty pasta recipe has got you covered.
Looking for an indulgent style recipe that everyone will love? This bacon ranch pasta salad is a big time favorite with the kids in our family. It’s creamy, indulgent, and packed with flavors we all love.
One of my favorite unique pasta salad recipes is a recipe that has fun pasta shapes. I have an orzo pasta salad and a bowtie pasta salad that are delicious and easy to make. When I’m looking for something a little funky and out of the ordinary these are the two I reach for!
Pasta Salad With Shrimp is an awesome and delicious pasta salad recipe that you can eat all year round. It’s a nice switch of proteins and it’s great for those times of the year when you want something seafood based, like Lent!
Are you a fan of Ruby Tuesday? I’ve whipped up this Ruby Tuesday Copycat Pasta Salad for you! It’s a delicious replication of our favorite part of the salad bar at RT!
Pasta salad with tortellini is another family favorite. These tortellini are like tiny ravioli and you can serve this up as a full meal on its own. I like a one pot meal from time to time. Makes things much easier in the kitchen!
How do you like to serve unique pasta salad recipes?
To be honest we eat these unique pasta salad recipes in a variety of ways. Pasta salad recipes are great, you can eat them for a quick lunch on their own or pair them with other side dishes for an easy to prep dinner.
Another option is to make a variety of pasta salad dishes so that everyone can set up their lunch containers for the week. Much like salad jars these pasta salad recipes will travel well and can be kept in the fridge for a week without going bad quickly or losing their flavor.