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A big bowl of tortellini pasta salad sits ready to eat next to some fresh herbs. You can see big cheese filled tortellini, diced bell peppers, pieces of cucumber, and sliced olives. The salad is garnished with Parmesan cheese.
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Tortellini Pasta Salad

Cheese tortellini, fresh veggies and tangy Italian dressing come together for a fresh and flavorful Tortellini Pasta Salad in 15 minutes. Note: It is nice to let the sauce absorb into the salad for at least an hour before you serve it. The longer it sits, the stronger the flavor. I like to make this a day ahead.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta salad, cheese filled pasta salad, italian pasta salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 506kcal
Author: Mirlandra Neuneker


  • 1 1/2 pounds cheese tortellini I use Kirkland
  • 20 oz roasted red pepper Italian dressing or your favorite Italian style dressing
  • 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 English cucumber sliced
  • 1/2 shallots sliced (can use all of the shallot for more onion flavor)
  • 15 black olives sliced, can sub green
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese can sub other hard cheese
  • basil leaves for garnish optional


  • Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse under cold water. Place in a medium bowl.
  • While tortellini is cooking, cut up the vegetables.
  • Whisk together dressing and black pepper. To drained pasta add the dressing mixture, bell pepper, cucumber, and onions. Carefully toss to combine.
  • Cover and chill until ready to serve. The longer it marinates, the stronger the flavor is. Garnish with cheese and basil leaves.


Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 539IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 2mg