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Layered Veggie Tortellini Salad Recipe

Layered Veggie Tortellini Salad Recipe

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. YIELD: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 (4 ounces) 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients; spoon over salad, or serve alongside. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 10 servings.

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christyan17 User ID: 4120478 96290
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"Going to try this with spinach instead of celery layer."

dp2009 User ID: 4532356 164232
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5177332 165803
Reviewed 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."

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