Carrot Tortellini Salad Recipe
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Carrot Tortellini Salad Recipe

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Hasel King from Nacogdoches, Texas combines spinach tortellini and carrots to bring color and variety to this tasty chilled pasta recipe. Italian dressing and fragrant basil add lively flavor with minimal effort.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese-filled spinach tortellini
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 8 to 12 small fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 328 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 702mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. Cook both types of tortellini according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine tortellini and remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving, stirring occasionally. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Carrot Tortellini Salad in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008 , p51

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PTuttle User ID: 3628184 70143
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2011

"I made this for an Easter picnic because it had carrots in it and looked pretty and spring-like with the orange carrots and the green tortellini. It was well recieved by the family. I thought it was somewhat lacking in flavor, but others said they liked it just the way it was. I didn't add any salt to the cooking water for the tortellini, so maybe that was the problem. I did add an extra green onion. As I was eating it I thought it could use a little more fresh basil and maybe a jar of marinated artichoke hearts (also spring-like) with their marinade. I think I'll try that next time."

smilejes User ID: 5103504 171746
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"This was very easy to throw together for a BBQ. Everyone loved it. I used frozen tortellini and it was still good. I also like to add some extra carrots because 2 just didn't seem like quite enough."

smilejes User ID: 5103504 155728
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2010

"This was a big hit at my BBQ. I used frozen tortellini and it still came out great."

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