10 Kid-Friendly Lunch Box Pasta Salads

avocado cucumber pasta salad

Simplify lunch box prep and fuel your little ones with flavor and nutrition. From taco pasta salad with crunchy corn chips to a take-out fake-out sesame chicken pasta salad, the options are endless and deliciously satisfying.

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Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad

Sesame Pasta Chicken Salad
Photo by chibi chef.

A lunch that feels like dinner. Your kiddo will devour this in seconds!

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Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad
Greek Pasta Salad.

Rave Review: "I love this pasta salad because you can play around with all sorts of different veggies. The dressing is delicious!" —Karis T.

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pearl Couscous

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Pearl Couscous
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Couscous is one pasta shape that your kid will go crazy over! If you're looking to up the protein in this salad, we recommend adding some canned cannellini beans or tuna.

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Pasta Salad on a Stick

Pasta Salad Sticks
Pasta salad on a stick.

These are both fun to make and eat. Get the kids involved, build a bunch and pack daily for lunch. A great make-ahead option with easy preparation.

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Avocado Cucumber Pasta Salad

avocado cucumber pasta salad

Rave Review: "I made this when my twin granddaughters were coming over. The girls just loved it, they both had seconds!" —Andrea J LunaSilva

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Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

Tomato Basil Pasta Salad
Tomato Basil Pasta Salad.

Rave Review: "I added chickpeas which helped make it a great vegetarian meal! I also used a can of artichoke hearts. This is delicious!" —Amy lee

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Kathy's Delicious Italian Pasta Salad

Kathy's Delicious Italian Pasta Salad
Italian Pasta Salad.

Rave Review: "Kathy's pasta salad is definitely delicious. I will use this recipe over and over again!" —LISA BIANCO-CLARKE

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Groovy Pasta Salad

Groovy Pasta Salad
Groovy pasta salad.

Rave Review: "I'm a middle child, so I have a need to stand out. This pasta salads fills that need, in both presentation and taste. This is the potluck show stopper that will have everyone asking 'Who brought that pasta salad?!'" —lovestohost

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Taco Pasta Salad

Taco Pasta Salad
Taco pasta salad with crunchy corn chips.

Rave Review: "This was SUPER! The kids and hubby loved it. I'll be making it over and over again." —Laurel Peters Klenda

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Spinach Basil Pasta Salad

Spinach Basil Pasta Salad
Photo by EvaBuzz.

Bow-tie is such a fun, kid-friendly pasta shape. Serve this dish as a weeknight meal, and pack up the leftovers for tomorrow's school lunch.

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