Searching for a good pasta salad recipe is much like fishing for that extra-big piece of bacon in the big bowl of Cobb macaroni salad at your 4th of July cookout — the payoff is delicious, but you’re the guy picking bacon out of the macaroni salad and there are people waiting. We’ve cut out the searching process and compiled all our pasta salad recipes right here. And hey, now you know what you’re bringing to the party.

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