Turkey Pasta Salad: Colorful Summer Choice

Turkey pasta salad



  • 350grams spiral pasta or other short pasta
  • 2cups cooked turkey (chopped)
  • 2/3 cupcelery (chopped)
  • 1cupdried cranberries
  • 1/3 cuppecans or almonds (sliced and toasted)
  • 1/2 cupgreen pepper (chopped)
  • 1spring onion (sliced)
  • 2/3 cuppoppy seed dressing
  • 1cupsour cream
  • 1cupmayonnaise
  • 1tablespoonlemon juice
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1teaspoon paprika
  • 3tablespoons ranch dressing

The turkey pasta salad is a superior appetizer with a combination of protein, vegetables, nuts, and carbohydrates. By combining all types of food into one meal, your body and mind will receive all the nutrients they need.

Turkey, vegetables, and pasta provide the perfect flavor combination for the turkey pasta salad. Moreover, ranch dressing, a popular salad dressing, and sour cream elevate the salad’s flavor.

In addition, not needing to spend grueling hours in the kitchen, being nutrient-dense, and whetting your appetite, Turkey pasta salad is the best choice as a toothsome starter or even an appetizing dinner. Try the following recipe to cook the most tempting pasta salad and provide everyone satisfaction while devouring it.


Step 1

Turkey Pasta Salad is considered a cold meal and you can make it for your parties or picnics, especially in summer. There are also lots of warm sides which go well with it. Cook pasta according to the package instruction, drain and rinse in cold water.

Step 2

In a large bowl, stir in ranch dressing, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Then combine well.

Step 3

Add in pasta and the remaining ingredients and mix until well blended. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Enjoy this salad along with Fried Chicken, Corn on the Cob, or Deviled Eggs.

Cooking Notes

As an alternative to turkey leftovers, using chicken or ham works perfectly, too.


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