25 Picnic-Perfect Pasta Salad Recipes

Pasta salad is the perfect picnic food. You can prep it the day before and pop in your picnic basket when you’re on your way. I think they taste even better the next day once the flavours have had a chance to marinate overnight.

25 Picnic-Perfect Pasta Salad Recipes


I have a few pasta salad recipes on my site already and have planned a few more over the coming months. I even made a Pasta Salad board on Pinterest if you are looking for more ideas.

I’ve rounded up 25 picnic-perfect pasta salad recipes for you to enjoy. I’ve bookmarked several recipes on this list to try out. They all look delicious!

  1. Easy Bacon Pea Pasta Salad
  2. Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad
  3. Chili Pasta Salad
  4. Greek Pasta Salad
  5. Caprese Orzo Salad
  6. Spinach and Tortellini Salad
  7. Greek Tortellini Salad
  8. Bacon and Avocado Pasta Salad
  9. Lemon-Mustard Orzo Salad with Shrimp and Asparagus
  10. Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Peas, Radishes, and Parmesan
  11. Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad
  12. Pasta Salad with Asparagus and Sun Dried Tomatoes
  13. Chopped Italian Pasta Salad
  14. Light Broccoli Slaw Pasta Salad
  15. Super Simple Avocado Pasta Salad
  16. Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad
  17. Mediterranean Pasta Salad
  18. Pesto Pasta Salad with Sundried Tomatoes
  19. Very Veggie Pasta Salad
  20. Cobb Macaroni Salad
  21. Zesty Twisted Turkey Pasta Salad
  22. Spring Pasta Salad
  23. Italian Chicken Pasta Salad
  24. Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad
  25. Honey Lemon Pasta Salad

Some have creamy dressings while others are oil and vinegar based. I’ve made pasta salad both ways and it’s a toss up to which way is better. I think it depends on the recipe!

Pasta often goes on sale so when it does stock up. I always buy a bunch when I see the price at $1 a box. My pantry is full of different kinds of pasta that I need to use up.

What is your favourite pasta salad recipe?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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