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Pesto Tortellini Salad

“I came up with this recipe when I tried recreating a pasta salad I had at a wedding rehearsal," says Danielle Weets of Grandview, Washington. "It’s easy to make and I’m always asked to bring it to potlucks and parties.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto


  • Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Place in a small bowl. Add remaining ingredients; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 376 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 832mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • jengel1
    Oct 26, 2011

    So simple and so good! I added sun-dried tomatoes and it was excellent!

  • dkelly23
    Jun 24, 2011

    I have made this about 5 times for various functions because it's so easy and great for picnics. I always get asked for the recipe. Great!

  • aly_burton
    Aug 1, 2010

    This is a favorite anytime the neighborhood gets together to grill out!! They are always asking me to bring this!