Italian Tortellini Salad

Italian Tortellini Salad
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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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

Here’s the easy, delicious recipe for my Italian Tortellini Salad:

Yields 8 servings

Italian Tortellini Salad

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!

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 10 oz. small or medium cheese tortellini pasta (tri-color or regular)
  • 1 (5 oz.) pkg, mini pepperoni's
  • 1 c. cherry tomatoes (red and/or yellow), quartered
  • 1 (3.8 oz.) can, black olives, drained
  • 1/2 c. red onion, diced
  • 1/2 c. jarred mild yellow banana peppers, chopped
  • 1 c. Italian salad dressing
  • 1 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Let set to cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the mini pepperoni, tomatoes, olives, red onion, and banana peppers. Toss with the cooled tortellini pasta. Add the dressing and cheese and toss all ingredients to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Serve chilled.
  3. Store in an air-tight container for up to 1 week.
Cuisine: Italian | Recipe Type: Salad/Side
http://delightfulemade.com/2016/04/03/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

The perfect pasta salad for any pot-luck, picnic, cookout or backyard barbeque!  This delicious tortellini salad is loaded with all of your Italian favorites, like tomatoes, olives, banana peppers, red onion, and topped with Italian dressing and shredded Parmesan cheese!  The ultimate side dish for any meal!

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Comments

  1. Dear Erin, your tortellini salad looks marvelous! This would complete at Summer cookout or get-together. Pinning for later. xo, Catherine

  2. Hi Erin, This looks and sounds so delicious! I’ll have to try it soon! Thanks for the recipe! Blessings, Janet

  3. This looks SO delicious! Pasta salad is my all time favorite, and adding tortellini is genius!

  4. This looks delicious! I have a similar family recipe I make every summer. 🙂

  5. This looks so good! We’re having my son’s high school graduation party in June and this would be a perfect addition to our menu. Thanks for sharing. Over from SITS..

  6. Your pasta salad looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party. Pinned & shared.

  7. This is my favorite type of pasta salad. I love the use of tortellini!
    Thanks for sharing at the Shine Blog Hop!

  8. Lori Painter says:

    I’ve been so hungry for a salad like this! Trying this today, can’t wait! Thanks, Erin.

  9. Frosty lady says:

    The tortellini salad was great addition to our normal grill out menu. Didn’t use the black olives family doesn’t care for the so added zucchini. Thanks for sharing it

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