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Layered Veggie Tortellini Salad

 Layered Veggie Tortellini Salad
Tortellini and a Parmesan dressing give this layered salad an unexpected twist. It's great for a potluck. —Dennis Vitale, New Preston, Connecticut
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • PARMESAN DRESSING:
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions

  • Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse in
  • cold water. In a 2-1/2-qt. glass bowl, layer the tortellini,
  • broccoli, tomatoes, celery, olives and cheddar cheese.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients; spoon over salad.
  • Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 10 servings.