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Hot Tortellini Salad

 Hot Tortellini Salad
Once you've cooked the tortellini, the rest of this salad is a breeze to finish in the microwave. Sour cream provides the mild coating over this memorable medley of pasta, ham and broccoli shared Catherine Allan of Twin Falls, Idaho.
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 4 to 5 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ounces fully cooked ham, julienned
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil


  • Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a
  • 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the broccoli, onions and butter.
  • Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes; stir. Cook 2 minutes
  • longer or until broccoli is tender.
  • Drain tortellini; add to broccoli mixture. Stir in the ham, sour
  • cream and basil. Cover and microwave on high for 30-90 seconds or
  • until heated through. Let stand for 2 minutes before serving. Yield:
  • 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 184 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 343 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.