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Broccoli and Cheese Tortellini Salad

 Broccoli and Cheese Tortellini Salad
"After tasting this wonderful side dish at a potluck, I had to have more, so I experimented with lightening it up," Tiffany Anderson-Taylor explains from Gulfport, Florida. "It ended up tasting as good as the original."
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling


  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 packages (9 ounces each) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower kernels


  • In a large saucepan, cook broccoli in 6 cups boiling water for 2
  • minutes. Drain and immediately rinse in cold water. In the same pan,
  • cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and rinse in
  • cold water.
  • In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, tortellini, onion and raisins.
  • Combine the mayonnaise, sugar substitute and vinegar; pour over
  • salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before
  • serving, stir in bacon and sunflower kernels. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup equals 217 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 287 mg sodium,

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Broccoli and Cheese Tortellini Salad (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.