Looking for the perfect dish to bring to your next potluck? Look no further! 

Pasta salads are a classic potluck favorite that are sure to please everyone. Whether you’re a fan of traditional pasta salads with Italian dressing and fresh veggies, or you prefer more unique combinations like pesto pasta salad or taco pasta salad, there’s a recipe out there for everyone. 

With 27 different pasta salad recipes to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect dish to impress your friends and family at your next gathering. So whip up a batch of your favorite pasta salad and get ready to be the star of the potluck!

Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Southern Bytes.
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This Pasta Salad is a bite from my childhood. It is overflowing with vegetables and reminds me of summer and grilling with my parents. It is light enough for a hot day, goes great with burgers, and is bursting with so much flavor.

Get the Recipe: Pasta Salad Recipe

Taco Pasta Salad

Taco Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Tastes of Lizzy T.

This Taco Pasta Salad features a classic taco flavor combined with pasta, taco beef, beans, tomatoes, and more. It can be served as a picnic side or a main dish.

Get the Recipe: Taco Pasta Salad

Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad

Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: The Honour System.

This Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad is a delicious fusion of flavors featuring charred corn, cotija cheese, and a creamy chili lime dressing, all tossed together with tender pasta.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad

Antipasto Pasta Salad

Antipasto Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Jeannies Tried and True Recipes.

Antipasto Pasta Salad combines all of our favorite antipasto ingredients with a delicious balsamic vinaigrette, some pasta, and some fresh greens to make a perfect summer salad.

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Favorite Pasta Salad

Favorite Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Will Cook for Smiles.

This is our family’s Favorite Pasta Salad because it has it all! It has a perfect balance of sweet, savory, and tart flavors in each and every bite. The pasta salad itself is incredible, but what really makes it stand out from other pasta salad recipes is the mouthwatering homemade dressing. Oh, and there is bacon!

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Creamy Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Butter & Baggage.

This is one of those summer BBQ dishes that will have everyone asking you for the recipe! With all the classic flavors of creamy ranch dressing, salty bacon, and sharp cheddar cheese, this pasta salad is a refreshing crowd-pleaser that can be thrown together in less than 20 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pasta Salad

Chicken Garden Pasta Salad

Chicken Garden Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Jeannies Tried and True Recipes.

Looking for a quick and easy dinner? This Chicken Garden Pasta Salad is one that is sure to please! Cheese, chicken, veggies, and pasta – what’s not to love?

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Mexican Orzo Pasta Salad

Mexican Orzo Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Three Olives Branch.

This Mexican Orzo Pasta Salad makes an amazing cold pasta side dish recipe, perfect for a summer BBQ or grilling dinner! Full of fresh flavors from tomatoes, corn, avocado, and herbs.

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Hot Honey Pasta Salad Recipe

Hot Honey Pasta Salad Recipe. Photo Credit: Borrowed Bites.

Give your summer meals a fun twist with this tasty Hot Honey Pasta Salad Recipe. The star of this dish is the easy sweet and spicy dressing that gets tossed together with tender pasta, juicy cherry tomatoes, creamy mozzarella pearls, fresh basil, and peppery arugula, and finished with pepperoni slices. A light and tasty addition to picnics, barbecues, and potlucks that’s ready in just about 20 minutes!

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Orzo Pasta Salad

Orzo Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Cooking Gorgeous.

This Orzo Pasta Salad is fresh, healthy, and flavorful, easy to put together, and perfect for making ahead.

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Quick, Easy Vegan Pasta Salad

Vegan Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Plant Based on a Budget.

This Quick, Easy Vegan Pasta Salad is loaded with fresh, bright, vibrant Mediterranean vegetables and a tangy vinaigrette. A fresh, crowd-pleasing summery Mediterranean pasta salad for BBQs, potlucks, picnics, and mid-week meals!

Get the Recipe: Quick, Easy Vegan Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad

Shrimp Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Kitchen at Hoskins.

This Shrimp Pasta Salad is absolutely delicious with creamy and spicy avocado dressing – The best Mexican pasta salad for summer meals or parties.

Get the Recipe: Shrimp Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad with Corn and Tomatoes

Pasta Salad with Corn and Tomatoes. Photo Credit: Life as a Strawberry.

This easy Pasta Salad with Corn and Tomatoes is perfect for summer! Fresh cherry tomatoes, sweet corn, and cilantro are mixed with cavatappi and a fresh lemon dressing.

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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: XOXO Bella.

Do you love dill pickles, too? Here’s a Dill Pickle Pasta Salad with a creamy dressing that pops with a tangy, sweet, and sour balance. This zesty salad is loaded with flavor and crunch and it is heartier enough to enjoy as a main dish. It’s a creamy dill pickle salad recipe that you can make ahead of time making it perfect for potlucks, cookouts, and picnics.

Get the Recipe: Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Bowtie Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

Bowtie Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing. Photo Credit: Lynn’s Way of Life.

Loaded with fresh veggies, al dente pasta, and your favorite Italian Salad Dressing, this Bowtie Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing is the perfect, easy salad! It’s great to have in the refrigerator throughout the week or at your next gathering!

Get the Recipe: Bowtie Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

Rancharoni Macaroni Salad

Rancharoni Macaroni Salad. Photo Credit: Ramshackle Pantry.

Want to bring something a little different to your next potluck or picnic, but still is tasty and reachable enough for almost everybody to enjoy? This Rancharoni Macaroni Salad mashes up a classic macaroni dish with tasty Ranch goodness to drop this easy-to-make flavor explosion on your next party.

Get the Recipe: Rancharoni Macaroni Salad

Creamy Pesto Tortellini Salad

Pesto Tortellini Salad. Photo Credit: Josie & Nina.

Tossed with savory salami, sharp fontinella cheese, two kinds of tomatoes, and olives, this is a Pesto Tortellini Salad that will have you coming back for seconds, thirds, and maybe even fourths.

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Dill Pasta Salad

Dill Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Kim Schob.

This Dill Pasta Salad is a healthy pasta salad that is made in less than 20 minutes! If you are looking for an easy side dish with fresh dill, cheese, and fresh lemon flavors, this recipe is perfect for you.

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Orzo Caprese Salad

Orzo Caprese Salad. Photo Credit: The Healthful Ideas.

This Orzo Caprese Salad is a delicious twist on a classic caprese salad! Cooked orzo pasta is combined with juicy tomatoes, cucumber, and creamy mozzarella. Ready on the table in less than 30 minutes! Serve it for lunch, light dinner, or as a side dish.

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Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Modern Honey.

Homemade Greek Pasta Salad made with Pasta, Greek Olives, Feta Cheese, Peppers, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Pepperoncinis, and tossed in a Homemade Greek Dressing. The Best Greek Pasta Salad Recipe!

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Instant Pot Pasta Salad

Instant Pot Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Inquiring Chef.

Pasta salad in the Instant Pot? Believe it! This one has tender bites of pasta in a tangy vinaigrette. It all comes together in the Instant Pot without any need for draining.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Pasta Salad

Curry Pasta Salad

Curry Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: The Cinnamon Jar.

This traditional Curry Pasta Salad is a carnival of flavors and textures – tangy, sweet, and spicy – with tender pasta balanced by crunchy veggies. No wonder it’s such a consistent crowd-pleaser and has stood the test of time across all these decades.

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20 Minute Lemon Orzo Salad with Feta

Lemon Orzo Salad with Feta. Photo Credit: Entirely Elizabeth.

This 20-Minute Lemon Orzo Salad with Feta is perfect for summer entertaining! It is packed with crunchy vegetables, fresh herbs, salty feta, and coated in a rich lemon dressing.

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Tomato & Cucumber Pasta Salad

Tomato and Cucumber Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Jeannies Tried and True Recipes.

This Whole Wheat Pasta Salad Recipe is loaded with fresh summer vegetables like cucumber and tomatoes and is coated in a deliciously zesty Italian dressing. Made with whole wheat pasta, it is a filling summer side dish.

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Veggie Pesto Pasta with Broccoli

Pesto Pasta with Broccoli. Photo Credit: Fannetastic Food.

Behold your new favorite dinner: Veggie Pesto Pasta with Broccoli and Chickpeas! This vegetarian dish is filling, quick, and absolutely delicious.

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Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes

Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes. Photo Credit: Get on My Plate.

This delicious Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes is a perfect light pasta salad for summer BBQs and get-togethers! Slow-roasted tomatoes are combined with pasta, olives, and fresh basil. Then everything is drizzled with a simple, fresh, lemon-based dressing that just screams SUMMER!!

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Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza Pasta Salad. Photo Credit: Southern Food and Fun.

Pizza Pasta Salad with pepperoni, peppers, tomatoes, and mozzarella balls is super easy–and perfect for tailgates. Minimal chopping is required and you can mix and match ingredients.

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Hi, I'm Kari!

I am a newlywed, food blogger, health coach, and mama to a hot mess of a border collie. I love to put a new spin on old family recipes and I try to make as many meals as possible with an Instant Pot.

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