Tortellini Tossed Salad Recipe
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Tortellini Tossed Salad Recipe

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Fast, satisfying and delicious, this hearty salad with cheese tortellini will surprise and delight the whole family. For a change of pace, serve it with your favorite salad dressing. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 4 ounces sliced pancetta, chopped
  • 1 package (10 ounces) ready-to-serve Italian blend salad greens
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup poppy seed salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

2 cups equals 431 calories, 27 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 835 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook pancetta over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Drain tortellini and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the salad greens, cheese, onion, tortellini and pancetta. Drizzle with salad dressing; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tortellini Tossed Salad in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p33

Nutritional Facts

2 cups equals 431 calories, 27 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 835 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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