These unique and classic pasta salad recipes are perfect for those hot summer days.Pasta salad is so easy to make and always turns out delicious! Try out some (or all) of these recipes, you won’t regret it!
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Whether you prefer classic pasta salad or a more exotic twist, these recipes are sure to please! The best part about pasta salad is that you can make it in advance, then pull it out whenever you need it! Scroll through this post to find the pasta salad dish that’s perfect for you.
There are some common tips and mistakes in making pasta salad. Find some here.
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Should you rinse your pasta?: When making cold pasta salad, rinsing your pasta after cooking can help to stop the cooking process and washes away the starch on the noodles, helping to keep the noodles from sticking together.
Get the dressing to stick: The key to making delicious pasta salads is to dress it twice, once directly after cooking, and once before it is served. Just add about half as much dressing the first time to allow the flavors to soak into the pasta.
How long does pasta salad keep?: Pasta salad can be kept in the refrigerator for up to five days, but will continue to absorb the dressing it sits in. A splash of vinegar or olive oil can help to revive old pasta salad.
Egg Pasta Salad Recipes
Is there a better pairing than pasta salad and eggs? These egg pasta salad recipes are great as side dishes or on their own.
Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
u003cpu003eDeviled Egg Pasta Salad with macaroni is a classic side dish for any cookout. Whether you call this macaroni salad or pasta salad youu0026#39;re sure to love this recipe.u003c/pu003e
u003cpu003eA family-favorite classic pasta salad recipe with al dente pasta, bell peppers, celery, red onions, and hard-boiled eggs tossed in a creamy tangy-sweet dressing! Perfect for picnics, potlucks, backyard parties, and events!u003c/pu003e
u003cpu003eA twist on the delicious flavor of deviled eggs, this egg pasta salad contains everything a cold salad should. The tender pasta, crisp vegetables, and a creamy deviled egg dressing give you the perfect combination of flavors for a salad that is out of this world.u003c/pu003e
Zesty Italian pasta salad brings an Italian twist to this summertime classic. These recipes use Italian herbs and ingredients and are sure to brighten up any meal.
Classic Italian Pasta Salad
u003cpu003eThis classic Italian pasta salad recipe is so simple to put together! It’s filled with chilled rotini, plenty of veggies, mozzarella cheese, and our homemade Italian dressing. Light and fresh, it’s the perfect addition to a picnic or potluck.u003c/pu003e
u003cpu003eItalian pesto pasta salad is a flavorful side dish thatu0026#39;s guaranteed to be the star of every potluck or get-together you attend. The addition of the pesto turns this classic pasta salad into a summer must have!u003c/pu003e
u003cpu003eThis Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad features tri colored rotini pasta with pepperoni, mozzarella, cheddar, and tomatoes in a Parmesan vinaigrette. This Italian pasta salad variation is the perfect summer side dish recipe!u003c/pu003e
u003cpu003eScrumptious tuna pasta salad with capers is the star attraction of any picnic or potluck spread. This quick and easy 20-minute recipe will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time flat!u003c/pu003e
u003cpu003eThis Tuna Pasta Salad will be a great side dish for your next summer bbq, lunch, or even a meal. You will find it loaded with perfectly cooked macaroni, tuna, onion, celery, peas, hard-boiled eggs, and a simple creamy dressing.u003c/pu003e
u003cpu003eSpicy Tuna Pasta Salad is an easy cold pasta salad to serve during grilling season or to bring to your next potluck. It’s perfect as a make-ahead side dish or lunch. You’ll love the delicious, creamy, sweet and spicy dressing!u003c/pu003e
Dill pickle pasta salad may seem a bit unorthodox, but the flavors these dishes bring can’t be beat! Tangy pickles and tender pasta salad make these recipes perfect for those hot summer days.
Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
u003cpu003eThis dill pickle pasta salad features tangy and crunchy dill pickles. The creamy homemade dressing blends incredibly well with the tender pasta and cheese to complement these unexpected stars of the show.u003c/pu003e