Tortellini Caesar Salad Recipe
- 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup 2% milk
- 1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 cups torn romaine
- 1 cup seasoned salad croutons
- Halved cherry tomatoes, optional
- 1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, milk, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and garlic.
- 2. Drain tortellini and rinse in cold water; transfer to a large bowl. Add romaine and remaining Parmesan. Just before serving, drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Top with croutons and tomatoes if desired. Yield: 10 servings.
1 cup (calculated without tomatoes): 237 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 327mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.
Reviews for Tortellini Caesar Salad
"Great "meatless" dinner option. I added sliced black olives and peppercinis and served with garlic breadsticks."
"Have made this salad MANY times! I have finessed the dressing a bit by adding anchovy paste...I also grate the garlic, so there are no "pieces". I always make it a complete meal , usually adding shrimp, turkey or chichen, and of course, some homemade croutons and tomatoes."
"Yum! Made this for dinner tonight, and it was easy and delicious! Great to take to a picnic!"
"Great recipe..the dressing is delish!"
"Wow wow wow! If you love Caesar salad try this one the dressing is awesome and easy to prepare 5 stars"
"While I enjoyed the salad, I didn't expect the dressing to taste so 'mayonnaise-y' (I used Hellman's). I also added some minced shallot, about equal to the amount of garlic used, and it really added to the flavor of the dressing quite nicely. I will definitely make this again, perhaps with a different brand of mayo."
"This recipe needs more than 5 stars! The dressing alone is amazing, and I will be making it, even without the salad, for other salads Absolutely LOVE this! Husband had 2 servings of salad, and he's not a big salad person!"
"This was great! Added some kalamata olives, pimientos, and artichokes to make in impressive main dish. Wow."
"I usually add grilled chicken to the salad. Also, this is hands down the best salad dressing I've ever had! I make the dressing a day ahead to let the flavors blend and always double the batch. There's never any leftovers when I bring this to a gathering!"
"Excellent favor and a keeper! If I double the recipe again and would only use 3 garlic cloves for dressing. Everyone in our group requested this recipe."
"Love, Love, Love this salad for all occasions. When I take it to work or to a potluck I have to remember to bring the recipe because it is always requested."
"This is the best salad ever. The dressing is excellent."
"I love this recipe it's quick easy and everyone who's tried it when I've made it loves it! Plus it's good for my vegetarian friend who won't eat Caesar because it has anchovies in it."
"I have made this salad many, many times and it always is a huge hit! I often take it to parties and gatherings. My husband requests it at least once a month too."
"Fantastic dressing, it truly is a quick recipe."
"this is the grreatest. I make this dressing for so many different recipes. sometimes we add chicken to. this is a keeper!!"
"This dressing was so tasty and soooo easy. I added some anchovy paste and it really popped!!"
"This salad is delicious and receives many raves as well as requests for the recipemcclain"
"This salad is awesome just the way it is, but it's also good with crumbled bacon and/or olives."