Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe

This super quick Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe is filled with plump tortellini and tossed in a zingy Italian dressing, making it perfect for a summer side dish!

This super quick Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe is filled with plump tortellini and tossed in a zingy Italian dressing, making it perfect for a summer side dish!pinterestIf there’s one thing I love about potlucks, it’s the assortment of salads and side dishes. I’m always drawn to the pasta salads, especially the ones filled with loads of goodies like cubed cheese, crisp cucumber and bell peppers, sliced salami and cheese filled tortellini!

Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe:

  • Simply combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Pour in the Italian Salad Dressing and toss to combine.
  • Keep pasta salad chilled and covered until ready to serve.

Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe

What I love so much about this pasta salad recipe is how QUICK it all comes together.

Tips For Making Tortellini Salad:

  • Using a FRESH tortellini pasta (found in the refrigerated section, typically near the produce) will make this recipe come together super fast, but dried tortellini can also be used.
  • Be careful not to overcook the tortellini or they’ll want to fall apart in the salad.
  • Once the tortellini are cooked, drain them in a colander and run cold water over them until cooled.
  • You can use Tri-Color tortellini if desired as well!

Tortellini Pasta Salad

Salad Dressing For Pasta Salad

In this recipe I chose to use my favorite bottled Italian Pasta Salad because I wanted a pasta salad that could be made in 15 minutes. If you’re wanting to make your salad dressing from scratch, check out these dressing options for inspiration!

More Tortellini Recipes:

I love the plump, cheese-filled tortellini pasta because it’s easy to add to many recipes and my kids love them too. Here are a few more of my favorite tortellini recipes.

This tortellini recipe is filled with loads of delicious pasta salad goodies and tossed in a zippy dressing! Perfect for summer potlucks and parties!

Last Minute Pasta Salad Recipe!

One of my all time favorite things about this salad is how QUICK it comes together. Seriously, all you need is 15 minutes and you’re out the door with a delicious pasta salad that everyone will LOVE.

Can You Make This Pasta Salad Ahead of Time?  – Yes! You can make this salad up to a day in advance. I think the flavors have a chance to deepen when it’s been sitting in the fridge for a few hours.

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Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe

This Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe is filled with tender tortellini, salami, cheese and more in a cool Italian salad dressing!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 431 kcal
Author: Shawn

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. tortellini pasta, cooked until tender and drained under cool water.
  • 1 ½ cups thick sliced english cucumber
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 6oz can black olives, sliced and drained
  • 1/2 cup diced purple onion
  • 1 cup sliced salami, chopped
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup Italian Salad Dressing

Instructions

  • Combine the cooked tortellini pasta, cucumber, bell pepper, olives, onion, salami and cubed cheese in a large bowl.
  • Add the salad dressing and toss to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Notes
Salad can be made up to 2 days ahead of time.

Nutrition

Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1042mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 778IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 296mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: Dressing, Italian, Pasta Salad, Side Salad, Tortellini
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This super quick Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe is filled with plump tortellini and tossed in a zingy Italian dressing, making it perfect for a summer side dish!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
2 Responses
  1. Alma Vorrei

    5 stars
    Thanks so much for all the great recipes. I’ve made many of them for family dinners and they have been a hit.

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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