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Hearty Tortellini Salad

“This salad's a family favorite-especially at summer picnics-and unbelievably easy," writes Susan McCarthy from Old Lyme, Connecticut. "Sometimes I'm embarrassed at how little effort it takes to get such rave reviews! Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped yellow summer squash
  • 4 ounces provolone cheese, cubed
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Cook tortellini according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drain tortellini and rinse in cold water. Add to vegetable mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 220 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 457mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • scrapo
    Jul 7, 2011

    Good! Very filling though and makes alot!

  • valanddansmith
    Aug 14, 2008

    This was good but there was too much pesto flavor for my family. Next time, I'll reduce the amount of pesto a bit, and add some red wine vinegar. I also added some sliced black olives and green onions. Overall, a good recipe and different from regular pasta salads - I would make it again.