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Italian-Style Pasta Toss

 Italian-Style Pasta Toss
This colorful main-dish salad comes from the Homemakers School recipe collection. You can prepare this salad in a flash since it uses convenience foods. Serve warm or cold.
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, undrained
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Italian salad dressing or reduced-fat Caesar vinaigrette
  • 1 jar (6-1/2 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) pitted ripe olives, drained
  • 1 package (3 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 4 cups cooked cheese tortellini
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Add tortellini
  • and toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately
  • with a slotted spoon or refrigerate until serving. Yield: 4-6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 541 calories, 35 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 1,837 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 14 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot

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