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Instant Pot Tortellini SaladThe recipe I saw on my Facebook group had a southwestern salad with corn, black beans and cilantro. I did not have any of those ingredients. However, the idea of cooking tortellini in the instant pot really piqued my interest on this 97 degree day.


A bowl of Greek pasta salad with tomatoes, olives and feta cheese.

Greek Pasta Salad RecipesWhile the additional ingredients can vary the mainstay of Greek pasta salad in addition to the pasta is typically feta cheese, onion, garlic, herbs, and olives. Typically tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers are also added. Finish with a red wine dressing and enjoy. Recipes can be found below.


Easy Pesto Pasta Salad in bowl

Easy Pesto Pasta SaladThis is a simple and easy to make pesto pasta salad or served as a side dish. Its a perfect meal when you don't have much time.


Orzo Pasta Salad

Orzo Pasta SaladThis dish was actually made back during Easter time when the kids dyed Easter eggs and afterwards, we had egg orzo pasta salad. This is a nice light refreshing orzo pasta salad with vegetables and eggs, and very easy to make.


Italian Sausage and Pea Pasta Salad

Italian Sausage and Pea Pasta SaladEnjoy a simple pasta salad for a quick meal. This page contains Italian sausage and pea pasta salad.


Greek Orzo Salad in Glass Bowl

Greek Orzo SaladA Greek orzo salad recipe that is easy to make and so flavorful. It would be perfect as a side dish or for a light meal. This is a page about making Greek orzo salad.


Cold Soba Noodle Salad

Cold Soba Noodle Salad RecipeSoba noodles can be used in all sorts of dishes and a cold noodle salad is a delicious way to use them. This page contains a cold soba noodle salad recipe.


sausage mixture and orzo cooked together

Orzo Sausage SaladThis is a very quick, easy and inexpensive meal. Orzo is very versatile and you can literally create a meal with anything you have in your fridge.


3 bean pasta salad

3 Bean Pasta Salad RecipeAssorted beans and pasta make a delicious main dish salad. This page contains a 3 bean pasta salad recipe.



tuna macaroni salad

Tuna Macaroni Salad RecipesAn inexpensive pasta salad can be made with tuna and a variety of other ingredients. This page contains tuna macaroni salad recipes.


Linguini Salad

Linguini Salad RecipesLinguini is an excellent pasta choice when making a pasta salad. This page contains linguini salad recipes.


Noodle Salad

Noodle Salad RecipesThis page contains noodle salad recipes. Cold cooked noodles can be combined with many ingredients to make a delicious salad side dish.


Mozzarella Pasta Salad

Mozzarella Pasta Salad RecipesThis page contains mozzarella pasta salad recipes. Pasta salads with cheese as one of the main ingredients make a delicious cold meal.


Ham Pasta Salad

Ham Pasta Salad RecipesThis page contains ham pasta salad recipes. Adding ham to a pasta salad can make it a main dish meal.


Spaghetti Salad

Spaghetti Salad RecipesThis page contains spaghetti salad recipes. These noodles can be used for an inexpensive cold dish.


Pasta Salad with Ham on Table

Pasta Salad RecipesServed warm or cold, pasta salad is delicious either as an entree or side dish. This page contains pasta salad recipes.


italian pasta salad

Italian Pasta Salad RecipesCool pasta salads are a delicious summer or anytime meal. This page contains Italian pasta salad recipes.


Tortellini Salad

Tortellini Salad RecipesTortellini is a ring shaped pasta that can make a wonderful salad. This page contains tortellini salad recipes.


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Shells and Tomato SaladCook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta and all remaining ingredients; mix well.


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Pasta Salad a la JessWarning: You may quickly become addicted! This recipe makes a lot (perhaps 2-3 pounds worth or more), so you may have to play with it to scale it down if you want to make it at home and not have to eat it for a week, lol!


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Mozzarella Tomato and Orzo SaladQuick and easy! Cook orzo al dente according to package instructions. Drain and allow the orzo to cool.


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Seashell SaladThis is a simple, basic recipe and you can add other things like tomatoes, cucumbers, meats, and/or cheeses to make it a complete hot-weather meal.


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Lime and Corn Pasta Salad Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the rotini, and return to a boil.


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Cheesy Pasta SaladCook hamburger with onions and drain. Add everything except tomatoes. Add tomatoes to top.



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Tomato, Cheese and Basil Pasta SaladHave been experimenting with pasta salads lately and this one is simple and yummy. Cook pasta 'al dente' per package instructions.


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Squash and Pasta SaladDifferent and tasty. Steam squash in steamer just until tender-crisp. Cool. Cook rigatoni using package directions just enough until tender, rinse with cold water and drain.


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Artichoke Pasta SaladAnother one of many great, warm weather salads. Combine first 5 ingredients in bowl; toss lightly. Blend vinegar, sugar, oil, mustard, seasonings and parsley in bowl; mix well.


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Garden Patch Pasta SaladThis is a great salad. If you grow your own zucchini, you know you always end up with a lot at one time. This is a great way to use up those zucchini.


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Veggie Pasta SaladCook 2 cups of tri-color rotini pasta according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking, gather any or all these veggies, just choose whatever you like and if you think of any that are not on this list, throw them in also.


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Macaroni and Cheese and Ham SaladBoil elbow mac. Cut honey ham lunch meat in chunks, open pack and cut the whole stack at once into cubes. (You may use turkey lunch meat or any you like.) Cut onions, green pepper, add spices like garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add shredded cheese, any (colby or cheddar work well).


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Layered Southwestern Pasta SaladPrepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain again. Toss with oil and sprinkle with cumin.


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My Garden Pasta SaladPrepare the tortellini according to the package directions; drain, rinse, and drain again. Place in a large bowl and chill for a minimum of 4 hours.


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Hearty Pasta SaladMix well and enjoy!


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Pineapple Pasta RefresherCook pasta; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain well. Combine pasta, fruit, celery, yogurt, mayonnaise, and ginger.


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Recipe for Creamy Pasta Salad?I am looking for a recipe for creamy pasta salad.


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Cold Ziti SaladCook ziti or mostaccioli in boiling water until tender but firm to the bite, 10-15 minutes. Drain. Rinse with cold water. Drain. Place in large bowl. Toss with milk to moisten. Add onions, tomatoes, green peppers and pickles.


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Presto Pasta SaladCook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water and drain again. Combine pasta and remaining ingredients; toss well. Serve immediately or chill, if desired.



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Zingy Macaroni Salad Recipe?I am searching for recipe to put on Dreamfield pasta to make a macaroni salad. I used to like my mom's, followed her recipe and found it bland. I want to make it with a bit more zing and nothing I've added seems to perk it up. Thanks so much in advance.


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Keeping Oil from Separating in Macaroni Salad?Whenever I make macaroni salad, within a couple of hours the oil separates from the mayonnaise and just looks oily. How can I keep that from happening and keep the creamy appearance?


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Pepperoni Pasta Salad?I am looking for a recipe for pasta salad with pepperoni, peppers, tomatoes, olives, etc.


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Grandma's Macaroni Salad?I'm looking for a macaroni salad recipe my grandma made. She's gone now and it isn't in the family cookbook. It had twist noodles, chunks of ham and I think Velveeta cheese. I have no clue about the sauce. Does anyone have something close to this?


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Macaroni Salad Recipes?I would like some macaroni salad recipes.


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Amish Macaroni Salad Recipe?I have bought a vinegar salad with noodles at Walmart. I understand it is Amish. Does anyone have the recipe?


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