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Layered Veggie Tortellini Salad

Tortellini and a Parmesan dressing give this layered salad an unexpected twist. It's great for a potluck. —Dennis Vitale, New Preston, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme


  • Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a 2-1/2-qt. glass bowl, layer the tortellini, broccoli, tomatoes, celery, olives and cheddar cheese.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients; spoon over salad, or serve alongside. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 286 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 374mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • ms11145
    Feb 16, 2018

    Great salad. I also added spinach, onions and green pepper. Will make again.

  • Nana9a
    Aug 25, 2017

    I just made this and it is easy and delicious. I will make it for an upcoming potluck for Church!

  • christyan17
    Dec 17, 2012

    Going to try this with spinach instead of celery layer.

  • dp2009
    Sep 29, 2012

    made this years ago. have been wanting to make again, but no recipe. thanks for the recipe. it is wonderfully light and filling.

  • onehoobgirl
    Aug 18, 2010

    Made this for my son's Birthday - It was so easy and so yummy. Will be making it again this weekend when a friend comes into town.