The perfect pasta salad for any pot-luck, picnic, cookout or backyard barbecue! This delicious tortellini salad is loaded with all of your Italian favorites, like salami, tomatoes, olives, banana peppers, red onion, and topped with Italian dressing and shredded Parmesan cheese! The ultimate side dish for any meal!
Growing up in the mid-west, pot luck dinners were always a community-wide event! Every home cook brought their best dishes, including salads, fried chicken, sandwiches and decadent desserts to share with everyone! The food was ALWAYS fabulous, and typically enough to feel the crowd twice over. People NEVER brought store-bought food to a pot luck – that was a big no-no! The two unwritten rules of pot luck dining were always 1) bring enough to feed your family, and 2) bring something homemade. My Italian Tortellini Salad would be the perfect dish to share for any pot luck event.
Loaded with fresh, delicious tomatoes, onions, peppers, olives, and mini-pepperoni, this salad could easily be a meal in itself. The tri-color tortellini pasta comes together wonderfully with the rest of the ingredients making an amazingly colorful dish! The shredded Parmesan cheese really brings the salad together and is complimentary to the cheese tortellini.
This salad is very simple to make, and comes together quickly and easily. Feel free to use a store-bought Italian dressing, as is coats the pasta and veggies well and adds a nice, complimentary flavor.
Here’s the easy, delicious recipe for my Italian Tortellini Salad:
The next time you’re invited to a pot luck dinner, or back yard cookout, bring this fantastic Italian Tortellini Salad. It’s such a wonderful dish to share with your friends and family and will definitely become a new pot luck favorite that everyone will ask for! Enjoy! ~Erin