10 Perfect Pasta Salad Recipes

By: Toby Kuhnke, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com
10 Perfect Pasta Salad Recipes

No summer potluck would truly be complete without a good, refreshing pasta salad. These 10 Perfect Pasta Salad Recipes will transform your picnics, parties, and potlucks from simple to delicious. A side dish can really make or break a meal, but you can never go wrong with one of these easy pasta salad recipes. Enjoy them in the summer sun at a Southern picnic or serve them as a side dish for your family dinner!

Southern cooks know how to do deli salads right. It’s all about the right amount of dressing and the perfect balance of spices. These pasta salads are simply the best of all side dishes. Whether you like your pasta salad full of summer flavor, singing with seafood, or made with an Italian twist, there’s a pasta salad recipe here for everyone.

Summertime Pasta Salads

Summertime in the South is prime time for potlucks and church socials, which means there are plenty of opportunities to try out these great pasta salads that are full of summer flavor. From roasted veggies to avocado and even bacon, these summer side dishes have it all! They're all easy to make, and just as delicious as they look, so make one for your next social gathering.

Seafood Pasta Salads

Seafood and pasta were just meant to be together. These seafood pasta salads have the best of both worlds! Tuna and shrimp take center stage in these stand-out summer sides, and they're as easy as they sound. Bring one of these to a church potluck, and everyone will be asking you for the recipe.

Italian-Themed Pasta Salads

They know how to do pasta right in Italy, so it only makes sense that some of the best pasta salad recipes are Italian-themed! These recipes are so easy to make, and they are as delicious as they are colorful. And because these deli salads are so easy, they're also a great way to get your kids in the kitchen, preparing dinner with you. Break out your basil and mozzarella. These pasta salads are inspired by the cuisine of Italy.

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