Hearty Tortellini Salad Recipe

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“This salad's a family favorite-especially at summer picnics-and unbelievably easy," writes Susan McCarthy from Old Lyme, Connecticut. "Sometimes I'm embarrassed at how little effort it takes to get such rave reviews! Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped yellow summer squash
  • 4 ounces provolone cheese, cubed
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 220 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 457mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drain tortellini and rinse in cold water. Add to vegetable mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Tortellini Salad in Simple & Delicious May/June 2008, p42

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scrapo User ID: 2908723 89788
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"Good! Very filling though and makes alot!"

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 156087
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2008

"This was good but there was too much pesto flavor for my family. Next time, I'll reduce the amount of pesto a bit, and add some red wine vinegar. I also added some sliced black olives and green onions. Overall, a good recipe and different from regular pasta salads - I would make it again."

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