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Confetti Tortellini Salad

After sampling a similar pasta salad at a market in Florida, I came home to develop my own version. This recipe is as close to the original as anything I've ever tried.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups refrigerated or frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  • Ina large saucepan, cook tortellini according to package directions; drain. In a large bowl, combine the tortellini, vegetables and garlic. Sprinkle with cheese. Combine the salad dressing and hot pepper sauce; pour over salad and toss gently. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 189 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 516mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • gwashington1961
    Aug 5, 2012

    This may be the recipe for a salad to accompany the Italian Meatball Subs. Yum! Even the Gingerbread Teddy Bear Cookies go with this Holiday Meal! Check out the Recipe Box for other recipes that could go together well!

  • MarlaB
    Apr 28, 2012

    I made this and it was excellent! I added some marinated artichoke hearts and red onion. Lovely to look at and everyone really liked it!

  • GingerBonnet
    Jun 29, 2010

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  • Isolda
    Mar 25, 2010

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