Best 5 Pasta Salad Recipes

by in Recipes, July 11th, 2013

7-Layer Pasta SaladHot dogs, burgers and barbecue may take center stage at your backyard cookout, but no matter the entree, you surely need a few side dishes to round out your spread. Easy to make in a hurry and guaranteed to impress party guests of all ages, pasta salads are go-to summertime picks, especially since they often can be customized to your family’s tastes, or the ingredients you have on hand. Check out Food Network’s best-five pasta salad recipes below to find top-rated classic and dressed-up creations from some of your favorite chefs, like Giada and Ina.

5. Tuscan Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables — Mix crunchy radicchio, fennel and fresh vegetables with pasta and cannellini beans to create a big-batch salad that’s best served at room temperature.

4. Pasta Salad with Steak, Bell Pepper, Green Beans and Bacon — Ready to eat in only 20 minutes, Food Network Magazine‘s hearty pasta salad is dressed with a creamy, cheesy topping featuring mayonnaise, fresh garlic and Parmesan.

3. Campanelle Pasta Salad — The secret to Giada’s tuna-pasta salad is opting for a can of Italian tuna; instead of water, this fish is packed in olive oil, which adds a rich flavor complemented by juicy tomatoes, briny capers and fragrant herbs.

2. Tomato-Feta Pasta Salad — Ina’s Mediterranean-inspired pasta salad combines fresh and sun-dried tomatoes, plus black olives and feta cheese, with a smooth, tangy garlic-vinegar puree. Click the play button on the video below to watch her make it.

1. 7-Layer Pasta Salad — Combining the best of traditional greens, pasta and vegetable salads, Food Network Kitchens’ 30-minute recipe boasts levels upon levels of deli ham, cheddar cheese, romaine and broccoli, married with a drizzle of cool mayonnaise-buttermilk dressing.

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    Pasta is all time favorite continental food in all over the world. It's ingredient consist of much diverse food type and having much calories. But this is prioritize by all type of countries because this is according to all type taste buds.

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