What types of pasta salads do you like? How to make a pasta salad that friends and family members will love it? In this article, we will cover the best pasta salad types you can make at your own home.

There are so many different pasta salad types you can learn and make every week one of them on your own. It contains types of vegetarian and meat pasta salads.

 

List of Different Pasta Salads

Get a list of different kinds of pasta salads you can easily make yourself at home.

 

Types of Pasta Salad

There are many different types of pasta salads for a party, home, BBQ, and more.

 

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad / delish.com

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add chicken breasts and season with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt. Cook until golden on both sides and cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Set aside to rest, then slice into bite-sized pieces.

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Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad

Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad
Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad / lecremedelacrumb.com

Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad with Teriyaki Dressing. This salad is easy, quick, healthy, and tossed in the most addictive teriyaki vinaigrette dressing.

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Apples and Celery Pasta Salad

Apples and Celery Pasta Salad
Apples and Celery Pasta Salad / diethood.com

Apples and Celery Pasta Salad with Light Caesar Dressing. Penne Pasta tossed with Gala apples, celery, walnuts, and a lightened-up, homemade Caesar Dressing. The textures and flavors make this salad irresistible.

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Asparagus and Arugula Pasta Salad

Asparagus and Arugula Pasta Salad
Asparagus and Arugula Pasta Salad / gimmesomeoven.com

Cut the asparagus on the diagonal into bite-sized pieces. In a large stockpot filled with (generously-salted water*), cook pasta al dente according to package instructions. About 3 minutes before the pasta is getting done, stir the asparagus in with the pasta.

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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad / yellowblissroad.com

Creamy Ranch dressing and crumbled blue cheese together with spicy buffalo sauce coat your favorite pasta to create this creamy and spicy Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad.

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Rainbow Antipasto Pasta Salad

Rainbow Antipasto Pasta Salad
Rainbow Antipasto Pasta Salad / gimmesomeoven.com

This Rainbow Antipasto Pasta Salad is the perfect way to use up leftover antipasto ingredients! Plus, it’s easy to make, tossed with a zesty Italian herb vinaigrette, and delicious.

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Broccoli Cheddar Pasta Salad

Broccoli Cheddar Pasta Salad
Broccoli Cheddar Pasta Salad / rantsfrommycrazykitchen.com

Chop the onion finely, and mix the broccoli and onions with the pasta. Add the cheddar cheese to the pasta mixture, mix well. In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, and apple cider vinegar well.

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Bruschetta Pasta Salad

Bruschetta Pasta Salad
Bruschetta Pasta Salad / aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com

This Bruschetta Pasta Salad is a perfect summer side dish. Loaded with tomatoes, basil, parmesan cheese, and noodles; this salad is a must-make dish.

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Thai Salad With Carrot And Cucumber Noodles

Thai Salad With Carrot And Cucumber Noodles
Thai Salad With Carrot And Cucumber Noodles / peasandcrayons.com

Kick up your salad game with this Thai Salad with Carrot and Cucumber Noodles! Tossed in a homemade sweet and sour dressing, this tasty spiralized Thai salad is getting loaded with flavor.

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Tzatziki Pasta Salad

Tzatziki Pasta Salad
Tzatziki Pasta Salad / spicysouthernkitchen.com

This Tzatziki Pasta Salad is far from ordinary. It has a creamy and a little tangy Greek yogurt dressing and plenty of Greek flavors: feta cheese, kalamata olives, cucumbers, and fresh dill, plus a few marinated artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes.

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Roasted Fennel Feta Pasta Salad

Roasted Fennel Feta Pasta Salad
Roasted Fennel Feta Pasta Salad / parsnipsandpastries.com

Caramelized, roasted fennel pairs perfectly with salty feta, fresh cherry tomatoes, and plenty of bright herbs in this delicious Roasted Fennel Feta Pasta Salad.

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Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad

Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad
Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad / therecipecritic.com

Easy Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad is full of fresh summer veggies, salami, and tortellini pasta. It is tossed in a zesty Italian dressing and is always the hit of the potluck.

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Taco Pasta Salad

Taco Pasta Salad
Taco Pasta Salad / wineandglue.com

This pasta salad recipe is perfect for BBQs, potlucks, and big family gatherings! It has a secret ingredient that stops everyone in their tracks! Make a bunch of BLT Ranch Burgers, a big Zucchini Sheet Cake, a huge batch of my mom’s Bacon Spinach Salad, and you have the perfect menu for a big family get together.

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Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad

Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad
Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad / lemonblossoms.com

This Ramen Noodle Salad is easy to make, light, fresh, and delicious. Coleslaw, crunchy noodles, mandarin oranges, edamame, and almonds are getting tossed in a flavorful Asian Sesame Dressing. This Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad is the perfect dish to serve at parties and potlucks.

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Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza Pasta Salad
Pizza Pasta Salad / spendwithpennies.com

This pizza pasta salad is one that your whole family will agree on! We add pepperoni, onions, peppers, and olives, but you can add in your favorite pizza toppings, including sausage, cooked & cooled mushrooms, or even sundried tomatoes.

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Smoky Heirloom Tomato And Grilled Peach Pasta Salad

Smoky Heirloom Tomato And Grilled Peach Pasta Salad
Smoky Heirloom Tomato And Grilled Peach Pasta Salad / howsweeteats.com

Bring water to a boil and prepare pasta according to directions. While pasta is cooking, preheat the grill to medium-high. Brush the corn and peach halves with the olive oil, then place them directly on the grates.

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Southwest Pasta Salad Stuffed Mushrooms

Southwest Pasta Salad Stuffed Mushrooms
Southwest Pasta Salad Stuffed Mushrooms / thisgalcooks.com

If you’re looking for an easy pasta salad recipe, try these Southwest Pasta Salad Stuffed Mushrooms. They make for one fantastic meatless main dish that’s on the table in 30 minutes! Serve slightly warm and topped with melted cheese.

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Arugula Pasta Salad

Arugula Pasta Salad
Arugula Pasta Salad / twopeasandtheirpod.com

Drain pasta and rinse under cold water. In a large bowl, toss pasta with arugula, capers, and Parmesan cheese. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper. Pour dressing over pasta salad and toss until well coated.

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Strawberry Avocado Couscous Salad With Lime Vinaigrette

Strawberry Avocado Couscous Salad With Lime Vinaigrette
Strawberry Avocado Couscous Salad With Lime Vinaigrette / damndelicious.net

To make the vinaigrette, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lime zest and juice, and sugar in a small bowl; set aside. In a medium saucepan, cook couscous according to package instructions. In a large bowl, combine couscous, avocado, corn, strawberries, cilantro, and pine nuts. Stir in a lime vinaigrette.

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Easy Summer Pasta Salad

Easy Summer Pasta Salad
Easy Summer Pasta Salad / twopeasandtheirpod.com

In a large bowl, combine pasta, peppers, cucumber, artichoke hearts, and tomatoes. Pour the balsamic dressing over the pasta salad and gently stir to combine. Add the feta cheese and basil and stir again. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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Greek Yogurt Pesto Chicken Pasta

Greek Yogurt Pesto Chicken Pasta
Greek Yogurt Pesto Chicken Pasta / littlebroken.com

While the pasta is cooking, in a bowl of a food processor, combine the basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, garlic, and olive oil; process until smooth. In a large bowl, mix the cooked pasta with pesto, Greek yogurt, and sour cream. Add red bell pepper, celery, red onion, chicken, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

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Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
Hawaiian Macaroni Salad / gonnawantseconds.com

Pour pasta into a bowl and cool for 10 minutes. Add the milk and mayonnaise mixture and stir until evenly combined, then cool completely. Add the grated onions, carrots, celery, (ham, pineapple, green onion~if using), and the remaining milk and mayonnaise to the pasta and mix until evenly distributed.

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Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad
Pesto Pasta Salad / cookieandkate.com

This pesto pasta salad recipe is bursting with fresh flavor. It’s light, healthy, and easy to make. Perfect for picnics and potlucks! Recipe yields 6 to 8 side servings.

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Seafood Pasta Salad

Seafood Pasta Salad
Seafood Pasta Salad / culinaryhill.com

Use any combination of crab (real or imitation), shrimp, or lobster here. For an easy vegetarian option, omit the seafood entirely. I have also made this salad with chopped cooked ham. I can think of endless possibilities here, so open your fridge and see what you have.

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Tropical Chicken Bowtie Pasta Salad

Tropical Chicken Bowtie Pasta Salad
Tropical Chicken Bowtie Pasta Salad / yummyhealthyeasy.com

Your next BBQ cries out for this Tropical Chicken Bowtie Pasta Salad! It’s easy, with few ingredients, and has both sweet and savory elements and textures, making it a great side dish.

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Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

Tomato Feta Pasta Salad
Tomato Feta Pasta Salad / garnishwithlemon.com

No summer picnic is complete without a pasta salad. This crowd-pleasing tomato feta pasta salad is getting packed with sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, and kalamata olives in every spoonful.

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Creamy Cheddar Macaroni Salad

Creamy Cheddar Macaroni Salad
Creamy Cheddar Macaroni Salad / aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com

This Creamy Cheddar Macaroni Salad is the perfect summer pasta salad. It’s getting loaded with peppers, celery, onions, chunks of cheddar cheese and elbow noodles, all covered in a tangy sour cream dressing. Simple, quick, and so delicious.

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BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad

BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad
BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad / spicysouthernkitchen.com

BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad is sure to become a picnic favorite this spring and summer. It’s creamy and full of smoky flavor from Hidden Valley® Ranch Honey BBQ Dressing, one of 4 new Hidden Valley® Dressings available now at Walmart.

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Jalapeno Popper Macaroni Salad

Jalapeno Popper Macaroni Salad
Jalapeno Popper Macaroni Salad / thechunkychef.com

Perfect for any gathering, this macaroni salad has all the great flavor of a jalapeño popper, jalapeños, cheddar cheese, bacon, and creamy dressing.

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Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad

Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad
Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad / spendwithpennies.com

Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad takes my favorite summer cucumber salad and turns it into a delicious meal. Loaded with tender pasta, crisp, juicy cucumbers, fresh dill, and sweet white onion; this dish will be the hit of every potluck.

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Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad
Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad / simplystacie.net

Bursting with fresh summer flavor, this Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad is a hit at a family BBQ! It tastes even better the next day.

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Southwest Tortellini Pasta Salad

Southwest Tortellini Pasta Salad
Southwest Tortellini Pasta Salad / rachelschultz.com

Prepare tortellini al dente, according to package instructions. Drizzle with additional olive oil to prevent sticking and allow it to cool. In a large bowl, toss together tortellini, black beans, corn, red pepper, tomato, red onion, and cilantro.

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Lemon Balsamic Summer Pasta Salad

Lemon Balsamic Summer Pasta Salad
Lemon Balsamic Summer Pasta Salad / kitschencat.com

Boil bowtie pasta according to package directions, cooking until al dente and then rinsing in cold water and straining. In a large bowl, combine cucumber, bell pepper, tomatoes, parsley, and feta.

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Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad

Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad
Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad / gimmesomeoven.com

I couldn’t decide whether to call it Strawberry Balsamic Pasta Salad or Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad. But basically, it’s a “Caprese” recipe where you substitute in strawberries for tomatoes. So that makes the five ingredients.

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Southwestern Black Bean Pasta Salad

Southwestern Black Bean Pasta Salad
Southwestern Black Bean Pasta Salad / shewearsmanyhats.com

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, and salt.

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Chicken Berry Pasta Salad

Chicken Berry Pasta Salad
Chicken Berry Pasta Salad / fromvalerieskitchen.com

Sprinkle seasoned salt over both sides of the chicken and then follow with a drizzle of olive oil. Grill over medium heat until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in the center.

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Pasta Crab Salad

Pasta Crab Salad
Pasta Crab Salad / tasteofhome.com

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Toss with crab and vegetables. Combine the remaining ingredients.

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Cold Sesame Noodles With Summer Vegetables

Cold Sesame Noodles With Summer Vegetables
Cold Sesame Noodles With Summer Vegetables / bonappetit.com

Whisk the first four ingredients in a large bowl. Add vegetables; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling salted water, occasionally stirring, until al dente.

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Strawberry Balsamic Pasta Salad

Strawberry Balsamic Pasta Salad
Strawberry Balsamic Pasta Salad / delish.com

In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook penne according to package directions until al dente. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

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Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad
Shrimp Pasta Salad / wineandglue.com

Bring a big pot of water to a boil, once at a roaring boil, toss in some elbow macaroni and some salt, and cook according to package instructions. When finished, drain immediately and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking process.

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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad / thenovicechefblog.com

Boil the noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water, stir, so they don’t stick. Let cool while you prep the rest.

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Asian Pasta Salad

Asian Pasta Salad
Asian Pasta Salad / life-in-the-lofthouse.com

Cook pasta in a large pot of water according to package directions. Drain water then rinses with cold water to cool. Add cooked pasta to a large bowl. Add all the vegetables. Gently toss to combine.

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Tuscan Pasta Salad

Tuscan Pasta Salad
Tuscan Pasta Salad / therecipecritic.com

In a large bowl, combine pasta, sundried tomatoes, bell pepper, olives, spinach, basil, and parmesan cheese. Toss until combined.

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Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad

Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad
Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad / jocooks.com

Peel the eggs and cut them in half to remove the egg yolks. Transfer all the egg yolks to a bowl, and chop up the egg whites and set aside.

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Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad

Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad / chelseasmessyapron.com

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Make sure the pasta is dehydrated. If using corn on the cob: Heat the grill to medium.

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Bacon Tomato Avocado Pasta Salad

Bacon Tomato Avocado Pasta Salad
Bacon Tomato Avocado Pasta Salad / lifesambrosia.com

Cook bacon until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Cook pasta according to package directions. Strain. Run cold water over the top until the pasta is cooled.

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Conclusion:

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