Pasta Salads are the perfect addition to any summer gathering, cookout, picnic or party. They are usually easy to put together and most recipes make quite a bit, which is perfect to serve a group. Summer parties can be so fun because you can entertain outdoors and you can get creative with your food. You really can’t go wrong serving a great pasta salad.  Here are over 10 of our pasta salad recipes that have fabulous reviews, are unique and make the perfect dish any summer cookout.

Our Favorite Pasta Salad Recipes

Sweet Macaroni Salad-this pasta salad is made with ham and has the perfect amount of sweetness. It’s also a very pretty pasta salad.

Sweet Macaroni Pasta Salad


Cheddar Ranch Pasta Salad-This salad is different because it is made with Ranch seasoning. It really is a stand out recipe. Your guest will thank you for making this pasta salad! If you want to make a salad that calls for homemade ranch dressing, try this one.



Spinach Pasta Salad-This salad is very pretty on a table and there is never any left.

Spinach Pasta Salad


Ham Pasta Pea Salad-perfect for a potluck or even a quick lunch.

Ham Pea Pasta Salad


Amish Pasta Salad-this pasta salad is one of the most popular recipes on our site. It really is amazing and comes highly recommended. You won’t be disappointed!

Amish Pasta Salad


Macaroni Garden Salad-this recipe has been around for years and it makes the perfect addition to any cookout.


Shrimp Pasta Salad-is there anything better than shrimp, pasta and garden vegetables in the summertime? I don’t think so and this pasta salad has it all!


Smoky Ham and Pasta Salad-this pasta salad is made with liquid smoke. It gives it such a unique flavor. We love it!

Smoky Ham Pasta Salad


Spicy Tuna Pasta Salad-This pasta salad recipe is spicy which makes it unique. I love to take this dish to potlucks because it is different and people always remember it.

Spicy Tuna Pasta Salad


Mixed Veggie Sweet and Sour Pasta Salad-great pasta salad for any work event, keeps well in the fridge for several days so it can be made the night before.


I hope you’ve found some great pasta salad recipes you can’t wait to try. We really do think they make wonderful dishes for any holiday or event.  We love recipes that are versatile and pasta salad recipes are just that. You can mix up the type of pasta you use as well as the other ingredients. They make it easy to use your creative juices.

Some more recipes that are perfect for summer gatherings!

I always suggest making this sheet cake because it feeds a lot of people and it’s delicious. Also, don’t forget our 10 strawberry recipes, 10 pineapple recipes and 10 apple recipes.


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