Summer Pasta Salad Recipes

Perfect for a potluck or summer weeknight dinner, these pasta salads go great with your favorite recipes from the grill.

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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

BBQ Pasta Salad

The Neelys mix BBQ dressing and chopped veggies into fusilli pasta then top with store-bought (or leftover) pulled pork.

Get the Recipe: Neely's BBQ Pasta Salad

Garden Pasta Salad

This simple recipe takes just 10 minutes' prep time. Mix carrots, celery, peppers, tomatoes and green onion together before adding cooled pasta then top with store-bought Italian-style salad dressing and Parmesan cheese.

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BLT Pasta Salad

Transform the classic sandwich into a picnic-perfect pasta salad: Crispy bacon, ripe summer tomatoes and fresh lettuce pop against the creamy pasta spirals.

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Roasted-Pepper Pasta Salad

Fresh roasted bell peppers and cute bite-sized balls of mozzarella make this a standout summer salad.

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

This cheerful salad uses tricolor bowtie pasta and a slew of fresh Mediterranean ingredients — feta, oregano and black olives, to name a few — for a side dish bursting with bright flavor.

Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

Geoffrey Zakarian uses rotisserie chicken from the grocery store plus a bunch of items you likely have on hand to make this quick pasta salad.

Get the Recipe: Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

Radicchio-Pasta Salad

Rachael Ray says, "The dressing for this salad dressing combines a favorite flavor combo of mine, orange and oregano. The pasta is tossed with the sweet-tangy dressing, bitter red greens and onions. It may not be for everyone but it's definitely a favorite of mine."

Get the Recipe: Radicchio-Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing

Rachael's easy-to-make pasta salad comes together in just 20 minutes thanks to store-bought pesto.

Get the Recipe: Pasta Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing

Italian Pasta Salad

Smoked mozzarella and spicy pepperoni add multiple levels of flavor to this pasta salad.

Get the Recipe: Italian Pasta Salad