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Easy Summer  Pasta Salads

Easy Mexican Macaroni Salad

What says “summer” more than a macaroni salad? This Mexican macaroni salad recipe is perfect for any occasion, but especially as a perfect side dish to take on a picnic, July 4th get-together, potluck, or just a beautiful summer evening meal out on the back patio.

Pasta is one of the easiest dishes to perfect and a great starting point for any at home cook. With a few tried and true tips, you’ll have the perfect al dente pasta dishes on the table in no time!.

How to Cook Al Dente Pasta

Easy Spaghetti Pasta Salad

There are a lot of pasta salad recipes available, and this spaghetti pasta salad is a go-to favorite for everyone in my family. Making this cold pasta salad in advance allows all of the ingredients to mix together and create a zesty, bold, flavor profile that transcends through the summer and beyond.

Creamy Chickpea Pasta with Spinach


This recipe for chickpea pasta is easy to make and can be on the table in under 30 minutes. It’s a great weeknight meal that the whole family will love. This recipe uses chickpea pasta, a can of chickpeas, and a creamy sauce to create a hearty pasta dish.

One Pan Lemon Garlic Pasta

This buttery, lemony garlic pasta dish is one the whole family will love and you’ll love that it all comes together in one large skillet and with a few quality ingredients. If you love easy pasta recipes that pair fresh parsley, fresh lemon, and have the brightness of summer, you’ll love this dish!

Easy Italian Pasta Salad with Pepperoni

This is the BEST Italian pasta salad recipe that is an absolute crowd pleaser. It is a bright and flavorful cold pasta salad that features fresh vegetables, parmesan cheese, and of course, pepperonis all in one large bowl. Summertime is the perfect time to get in the garden and pull out your seasonal veggies.

How to Chop Parsley

Parsley is one of those leafy herbs that can really turn a simple pasta into a more fresh robust dish; a roasted chicken becomes even more vibrant with a garnish of parsley on top. Fresh herbs are a great way to elevate every dish and add an additional boost of flavor.

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