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55 Summer Pasta Salad Recipes to Try At Your Next Barbecue

A collection of mouthwatering summer pasta salad recipes that are perfect for parties, picnics, BBQs, and potlucks to enjoy this season.

Because what’s a party without pasta salad? Whether you’re looking for something classic or something a little more daring, we’ve got you covered with 55 delicious summer pasta salad recipes.

From creamy macaroni salads to cold veggie salads and more, there’s sure to be a recipe here that will become your new favorite!

I had so much fun putting together this round-up of pasta salad recipes. My family LOVES a good pasta salad, especially tortellini pasta salads.

I’ve made finding your next recipe to try super simple by breaking this collection down into categories.

There are even gluten-free options to try!

So gather your friends and family, fire up the grill, and get ready to start cooking up some amazing pasta salads!

55 Mouthwatering Summer Pasta Salad Recipes

Get ready for cookouts, potlucks, and parties galore with these 55 summer pasta salad recipes!

Caprese Pasta Salad Recipes

Caprese pasta salad is a favorite summer salad that typically combines tomatoes, cubed cheese, balsamic vinegar, & fresh basil!

Italian Pasta Salads

Italian-style pasta salad is a great summer salad to make ahead. Easily versatile so you can add your favorite fresh veggies, cheese, and Italian dressing.

Pasta Salads with Bacon

Bacon pasta salads are a crowd pleaser! How can you go wrong with bacon?

Cobb Pasta Salad Recipes

Cobb pasta salad is a hearty salad that is typically enjoyed on a low-carb lifestyle as it's packed with meat and cheese for lots of protein.

Pasta Salads Packed with Veggies

Add your favorite fresh veggies to cold pasta for a healthier summer salad.

Easy Tortellini Pasta Salads for Summer Barbecues

Tortellini salad is perfect for any pot-luck, picnic, cookout, or backyard barbecue!

Macaroni Pasta Salad Recipes

You can't go wrong with old-fashioned macaroni salad which makes a great side dish that's super simple and inexpensive to make.

Gluten-Free Pasta Salad Recipes

Gluten-free pasta salad recipes are a great option for summer BBQs with vegan, vegetarian, and dairy-free options.

Tuna Pasta Salad Recipe Ideas

Make a simple and healthy tuna pasta salad great for lunch or a light dinner. 

Cold Pasta Salads with Fruit

Pasta salads with fruit are a great way to use fresh summer fruits and add them to your favorite pasta!

Chicken Pasta Salad Recipes

Chicken Pasta Salads are a great way to get protein in and they make a lovely summer meal that you can serve with your favorite dressing.

Pasta Salad with Shrimp

Take a classic pasta salad recipe to the next level by adding shrimp! Finish it off with your favorite salad dressing and watch how fast it disappears!

What do you think? Did you find a new pasta salad recipe to try? I seriously can’t pick a favorite, but I definitely plan to try the cobb pasta salad!

Let me know if you give any of these recipes a try by leaving a comment below.

If you are looking for an adult party beverage to serve, check out this pitcher of blue margaritas,

or how about 31 jello shot recipes? They are always fun to share at a party. 🙂

Thank you so much for visiting. Happy summer!

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Jacqueline Debono

Thursday 16th of June 2022

Thanks for including my crudaiola Barese pasta salad recipe in this super collection! So many great pasta salad ideas! I've shared it to my blog Facebook page and will pin as well.

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