We used to associate pasta salad only with summer. But why should one of our favorite dishes have a life span of just one season? Here, five hearty pasta salad recipes that make the most of all the glorious fall flavors.

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Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Pasta Salad

Step aside, pumpkin. Butternut squash is the star of this dish.

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Roasted Broccoli and Bacon Pasta Salad

Now this is a salad we can get behind.

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Apple, Grape and Pecan Pasta Salad

Guess what? Fruit and pasta make a surprisingly delightful combination.

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Salami, Artichoke and Ricotta Pasta Salad

This hearty Italian version will never get old.

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Avocado and Black Bean Pasta Salad

Because avocado makes everything better...pasta salad included.

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