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Pasta Salad Recipes: 11 Lighter Variations For Fall

There’s no shortage of pasta salad recipes in the culinary world, but what makes these combinations special is their endless, guilt-free versatility. Simultaneously nutritious, light and filling, these noodle-based creations are perfect as a quick meal, compatible side dish or potluck bring-along.

Hot or cold, for lunch or dinner, try these recipes out and share your own variations in the comments.

Happy noodling!

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  • Artichoke-Pepper Pasta Salad

    Serve this salad as a side dish, at any time. All the ingredients are pantry items that you can keep on hand indefinitely. Prep Time: 20 min Total Time: 20 min Servings: 6 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/artichoke-pepper-pasta-salad/acc2e582-224e-4995-8fd8-9f93f4492c17?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Artichoke-Pepper Pasta Salad recipe</a>

  • Caribbean Crabmeat Pasta Salad

    Bright flavors and colors in this salad bring island hospitality to the table. Tip: Pre-sliced mango, in jars in the produce department, is a time-saver as well as a guarantee of ripe fruit for this salad. Prep Time: 25 min Total Time: 1 Hr 25 min Servings: 6 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/caribbean-crabmeat-pasta-salad/83fd3944-a4a2-4e9e-8348-b31a319dd9e0?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Caribbean Crabmeat Pasta Salad recipe</a>

  • Roasted Sweet Pepper Pasta Salad With Herbs And Feta

    Enjoy this cheesy herbed pasta salad, made with turkey pepperoni and baked veggies, for a filling Italian-style dinner that's ready in just 30 minutes! Roasting bell peppers and onions brings out their naturally sweet flavor, but if you're pressed for time, you can skip this step for a crunchier salad. Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 30 min Servings: 6 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/roasted-sweet-pepper-pasta-salad-with-herbs-and-feta/27974e91-4d6d-4f52-a4ae-b59f219148f2?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Roasted Sweet Pepper Pasta Salad With Herbs And Feta recipe

  • Noodles And Peanut Sauce Salad Bowl

    Classic ginger, soy sauce and peanut butter flavors marry in this noodle salad that can be on your dinner table in 25 minutes. Prep Time: 25 min Total Time: 25 min Servings: 4 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/noodles-and-peanut-sauce-salad-bowl/ae0135f1-74c8-43ca-831a-a240f1decd74?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Noodles And Peanut Sauce Salad Bowl recipe</a>

  • BLT Pasta Salad

    The same ingredients that compose a great sandwich create a superb salad for six. Tip: Instead of tossing the ingredients together, layer the onions, pasta, bacon and tomatoes on the lettuce and drizzle with the dressing. Upgrade the fiber and nutrients in this hearty salad by using whole wheat penne. Prep Time: 25 min Total Time: 25 min Servings: 6 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/blt-pasta-salad/df366f12-14d8-4fe1-9adb-ce4459b707f9?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the BLT Pasta Salad recipe</a>

  • Chicken-Pasta Salad

    Swap various flavors of dressings in this salad and experience a completely new taste. This rainbow approach may help to ensure you're getting the variety of vitamins and minerals you need daily. Prep Time: 15 min Total Time: 1 Hr Servings: 6 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/chicken-pasta-salad/ff8461cc-2a9d-46e0-a336-1d2b6d0867da?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Chicken-Pasta Salad recipe from <em>Prevention Healthy Cooking</em> </a>

  • Gazpacho Pasta Salad With Tomato-Lime Dressing

    So easy to prepare, this colorful, delicious lunch or dinner is ready in just 20 minutes. Prep Time: 20 min Total Time: 20 min Servings: 4 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/gazpacho-pasta-salad-with-tomato-lime-dressing/43f26d01-78ce-4277-9ab0-d8da70184cc6?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Gazpacho Pasta Salad With Tomato-Lime Dressing recipe</a>

  • Southwest Pasta Salad

    What's the secret to this delicious pasta salad? Using jarred salsa in the dressing makes it flavorful and simple to prepare. Prep Time: 20 min Total Time: 2 Hr 20 min Servings: 8 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/southwest-pasta-salad/3768f81c-d445-402a-bf37-3099cba3fcd1?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Southwest Pasta Salad recipe</a>

  • Minestrone Pasta Salad

    This traditional beans-and-pasta dish is on the table in only 20 minutes. Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 21 min Servings: 6 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/minestrone-pasta-salad/357fbc3d-8a00-421d-8a9e-50cd72c980ac?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Minestrone Pasta Salad recipe</a>

  • Confetti Spaghetti Salad

    Toss together a five-ingredient recipe that makes a scrumptious and colorful salad in minutes. Prep Time: 25 min Total Time: 1 Hr 25 min Servings: 8 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/confetti-spaghetti-salad/bb5f368e-a407-478c-83ec-b38d2642c237?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Confetti Spaghetti Salad recipe</a>

  • Italian Pasta Salad

    Italian colors and flavors top the bill in this garden fresh pasta salad. This crunchy side dish is best served chilled. Prep Time: 30 min Total Time: 1 Hr Servings: 6 <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/italian-pasta-salad/6c75ca4a-6e41-4d6d-ba8e-94062d8627b0?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549" target="_hplink">Get the Italian Pasta Salad recipe</a>

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