50+ Pasta Salad Recipes You Need to Bring to Your Summer Potlucks

These pasta salads are perfect for a crowd.

 summer pasta salad recipes

No backyard barbecue is complete without a big bowl of pasta salad . We've gathered the easiest, tastiest, and most crowd-friendly dishes to serve at your summer gatherings. Warning: You'll have to double these recipes to keep everyone satisfied!

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The Creative Bite
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Hot sauce, ranch dressing, and creamy bleu cheese load this side dish with lots of flavor.

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Gimme Some Oven
Rainbow Antipasto Pasta Salad

Turn your leftover antipasto plate into a beautiful salad, filled with different cheeses, meats, and olives.

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The Novice Chef
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

This blogger writes that this dish is good enough to be served for the main course (and we don't disagree).

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Life in the Lofthouse
Asian Pasta Salad

Finished with a homemade dressing, this Asian-inspired salad is perfectly paired with chicken, steak, or fish.

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The Recipe Critic
Tuscan Pasta Salad

You might not get to vacation in Italy this summer, but you can still enjoy the fresh taste of sun-dried tomatoes, peppers, and olives.

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Butter Your Biscuit
Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad

It's not a southern cookout without deviled eggs, and your guests will love this combination of their two favorite side dishes.

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Chelsea's Messy Apron
Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad

Use your summer sweet corn in this recipe packed with avocados, jalapeños, cheese, and bacon.

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Brian Woodcock
Broccolini Pasta Salad

Smoked almonds give this traditional pasta salad a little something extra.

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A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Bruschetta Pasta Salad

This pasta salad mix of tomatoes, basil, and garlic is the perfect addition to a breezy summer night.

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Valerie's Kitchen​
Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

If you're a fan of traditional Caesar salads, add in some pasta noodles for extra filling.

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A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Creamy Cheddar Macaroni Salad

Loaded with peppers, celery, onions, chunks of cheddar cheese, and elbow noodles, this pasta salad is perfect for an al fresco dinner.

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Spicy Southern Kitchen
Barbecue Ranch Pasta Salad

One bite and you'll fall head-over-heels for these sweet and tangy flavors.

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Tools you'll need: 5-quart pasta pot ($33, )

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The Chunky Chef
Jalapeno Popper Macaroni Salad

This spicy pasta salad will add some kick to your next party.

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Tools you'll need: KitchenAid pasta roller attachment ($59, )

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Spend With Pennies
Creamy Cucumber Pasta Salad

Add cucumber to pasta salad to make it taste even more refreshing on a hot summer day.

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Tools you'll need: collapsible colander strainer set ($24, )

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Karina Carrel of Cafe Delites
Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

This fast and easy recipe tastes delicious both cold and warm, which means you can serve it year-round.

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Courtesy of Tastes Better From Scratch
Southwest Tortellini Pasta Salad

Consider this pasta salad an excuse to eat tortellini when it's hot outside.

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Courtesy of Kitschen Cat
Lemon Balsamic Summer Pasta Salad

Trust us: This tastes just as good as it looks.

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Courtesy of Yellow Bliss Road
Balsamic Strawberry Pasta Salad

Though the ingredients speak for themselves, what really gives this pasta salad a kick is the dressing, made of blended strawberries, balsamic vinegar, and a bit of honey.

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Courtesy of Spend With Pennies
Shrimp Pasta Salad

If you serve this dish at a barbecue or picnic, blogger Holly warns to make sure it stays chilled. "Mayonnaise and shrimp sitting on the table in the hot sun isn't a good idea!" she writes.

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Bacon and Avocado Macaroni Salad

Avocado, applewood-smoked bacon, and lemon-thyme dressing combine to make this insanely savory side dish.

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Center Cut Cook
Creamy Cheddar Pasta Salad

The potent taste of Cheddar, coupled with celery and pepper, creates a sharp, vibrant pasta salad the whole family will love.

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20-Minute BLT Pasta Salad

If you have 20 minutes, then you have enough time to whip up this BLT-inspired pasta salad.

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Strawberry Avocado Couscous Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

Light and refreshing, this strawberry and avocado salad gets a punch of flavor from lime vinaigrette.

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Broccoli Pasta Salad

Get a healthy dose of veggies with this broccoli-filled dish.

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Easy Summer Pasta Salad

This 20-minute pasta salad features feta, basil, artichoke hearts, and cucumbers.

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Spicy Southern Kitchen
Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Like Caesar salad? Just add pasta for a creamy, crunchy pasta salad.

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Courtesy of La Creme de la Crumb
Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad

This Asian-inspired take on pasta salad is dressed with teriyaki vinaigrette for a little extra tang.

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Courtesy of Diethood
Apples and Celery Pasta Salad

Add some texture to your salad with crunchy celery, apples, and walnuts—yum!

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Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven
Asparagus and Arugula Pasta Salad

Make a spring salad with in-season vegetables like fresh asparagus and peppery arugula.

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Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven
Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad

Throw in juicy strawberries to add some sweetness to your pasta salad.

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