Pesto Tortellini Salad Recipe
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Pesto Tortellini Salad Recipe

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“I came up with this recipe when I tried recreating a pasta salad I had at a wedding rehearsal," says Danielle Weets of Grandview, Washington. "It’s easy to make and I’m always asked to bring it to potlucks and parties.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 376 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 832 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Place in a small bowl. Add remaining ingredients; toss to coat. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Pesto Tortellini Salad in Simple & Delicious July/August 2008, p55

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"So simple and so good! I added sun-dried tomatoes and it was excellent!"

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2011

"I have made this about 5 times for various functions because it's so easy and great for picnics. I always get asked for the recipe. Great!"

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"This is a favorite anytime the neighborhood gets together to grill out!! They are always asking me to bring this!"

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