Outstanding Pasta Salad Recipes, Because You Deserve Better

Pasta salad draws to mind images of sad, cold noodles, haphazardly chopped veggies and maybe some diced ham packed into a plastic tub. It’s filling, it’s fine, but it’s not even remotely exciting. It shouldn’t be that way though, because pasta is delicious, which means pasta salad should be outstanding.

That’s what we have for you right here: outstanding pasta salad recipes that completely reinvent the classic. (We also have one classic recipe because when it’s homemade it can actually be pretty good.) So get the pot of water boiling (don’t forget to salt it), start chopping the veggies and give pasta salad the makeover it deserves.

 

 

1 Everything But The Kitchen Sink Pasta Salad

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2 Kale Caesar Pasta Salad

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3 Lemony Artichoke Pasta Salad

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4 Pesto Pasta Salad

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5 Goat Cheese And Arugula Pasta Salad

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6 Basil Goat Cheese Pasta Salad

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7 Macaroni Salad With Smoked Mozzarella and Prosciutto

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8 Best Easy Italian Pasta Salad

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9 Pasta With Peas, Smoked Almonds And Dill

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10 Pizza Pasta Salad

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11 Creamy Winter Pasta Salad

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12 Smoky Heirloom Tomato And Grilled Peach Pasta Salad With Basil Vinaigrette

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13 Whole Wheat Pasta Salad With Feta And Pea Shoots

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14 Greek Lemon Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad

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15 Veggie Lovers’ Pasta Salad

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16 Pasta Salad With Corn, Bacon And Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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17 Whole Wheat Greek Pasta Salad

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18 Strawberry Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad

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19 Lemony Orzo Pasta Salad with Cucumber and Feta

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20 Mediterranean Pasta Salad

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21 Classic Macaroni Salad

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22 Broccoli Pasta Salad

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