27 Summer Pasta Salad Recipes

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These tasty summer pasta salad recipes are easy to make and perfect for your backyard BBQ, 4th of July party, or bringing to your next summer holiday pot luck or get-together.

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The temperature has risen and the sun is shining which means that summer BBQ and backyard party season is upon us once again. Flag Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day are just around the corner.

Not feeling stressed about what you’re going to bring to the party this year means you need to meal plan now. Cold pasta salads are one of the best portable foods and they are easy to make in large batches big enough to feed a crowd.

Below I have gathered twenty-seven summer pasta salad recipes that are perfect for any type of family get-together, any time of the year. They can be whipped together quickly, which will give you less time to stress and more time to spend with the family you love.

Summer Pasta Salad Recipes

1. Crayons & Cravings – Tortellini Pesto Pasta Salad

2. Crayons & Cravings – Greek-style Pasta Salad

3. Crayons & Cravings – Tri Color Italian Pasta Salad with Homemade Dressing

4. Recipe Girl – Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

5. Our Best Bites – Southwest Pasta Salad

6. I Heart Naptime – Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

7. A Turtles Life For Me – Tomato Feta Pasta

8. Spend With Pennies – Pizza Pasta Salad

9. The Kitchen is My Playground – Broccoli Pasta Salad With Grapes

10. Crayons & Cravings – Easy Caprese Pasta Salad

11. Yellow Bliss Road – Zesty Italian Pasta Salad

12. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom – Chicken and Tortellini Pasta Salad

13. Recipe Girl – Greek Pasta Salad

14. Crayons & Cravings – Italian Hoagie Pasta Salad

15. I Heart Naptime – Easy & Delicious Pasta Salad

16. A Pumpkin and a Princess – Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

17. Spend With Pennies – Hawaiian Pasta Salad

18. The Kitchen Is My Playground – Antipasto Pasta Salad

19. Yellow Bliss Road – Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta Salad

20. Life as a Strawberry – Summer Vegetable Pasta

21. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom – BLT Pasta Salad

22. Recipe Girl – Summer Macaroni Salad

23. Our Best Bites – Buffalo Chicken Macaroni Salad

24. The Gardening Cook – Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Sweet Italian Sausages

25. Spend With Pennies – Spinach Artichoke Dip Pasta Salad

26. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom – Pasta With White Beans, Chicken, and Spinach

I have a difficult time trying to choose my favorite summer pasta salad recipe from this list, as I have loved each and every one that I have tried. It really depends on what I am in the mood for that particular day.

What is your favorite summer pasta salad recipe? 

Looking for other sides for your barbecue?

Check out our old fashioned potato salad recipe and this no-mayo coleslaw recipe.

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19 Comments

  1. I cannot get enough of pasta! The salads look very appetizing especially for a hot day for a picnic or barbecue

  2. A cold pasta salad is a must at any BarBQue, picnic or camping trip….but who would have ever believed you could make so many great ones….thank you

  3. Pasta Salad is my favorite! I have a traditional recipe that I make myself all of the time, so I am definitely happy to try some new ones! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. I love cold pasta salads. I could definitely use some more recipes. These sound great. Thank you for sharing

  5. The Spinach Artichoke Dip Pasta Salad sounds the best to me. Pasta salads are my favorite to bring on picnics.

  6. Wow! Thanks so much for all these delicious pasta salad recipe in one place. We’re big on pasta salad at my house. Sometimes it’s the entree of our meal! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Just bought large jar of Sun dried tomatoes. Not sure what else should I add. I was going to use either bow ties or chicken tortellini. I could use some direction
    Thanks in advance

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