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Easy Tortellini Italian Pasta Salad

This Easy Tortellini Italian Pasta Salad is perfect for any party, BBQ, picnic, or family gathering-loaded with all of your Italian favorites, like pepperoni, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, pepperoncinis, and drizzled with a zesty light Italian dressing! 

Makes 10 servings 

Do you know those days when you wonder what to make for a summertime picnic or BBQ? Or you’re hosting a party and need a cool, refreshing pasta salad that won’t take up too much space in the fridge? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you. 

We’re talking about Easy Tortellini Italian Pasta Salad—perfect any time of year but especially perfect for summertime. This Easy Tortellini Italian Pasta Salad is perfect for any occasion. It’s easy to make and refreshingly light, so you can serve up a big bowl without feeling like you’re going to faint after eating it. 

Loaded with veggies and protein like pepperoni, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and pepperoncini (don’t worry if those aren’t your thing—they’re optional!), this salad is full of flavor and texture. Plus, it’s super colorful!

What ingredients do I need to make this Easy Tortellini Italian Pasta Salad?

  • Cheese tortellini- I like to use the Great Value cheese tortellini from Walmart.
  • Sliced black olives-drained
  • Turkey pepperoni or mini pepperoni -sliced and quartered if using turkey pepperoni
  • Red onion-diced
  • English cucumber-chopped
  • Banana peppers or pepperoncinis- chopped 
  • Cherry tomatoes-halved
  • Light or fat free Italian dressing or homemade Italian dressing– we like the light Olive Garden dressing or a homemade Italian dressing. Click HERE for the homemade recipe.
  • Parmesan- shredded (optional garnish) 

What other vegetables can I add to this Easy Tortellini Italian Pasta Salad?

You can add or replace different vegetables such as:

  • Zucchini, chopped
  • Green, red or orange bell pepper, chopped
  • Broccoli, chopped
  • Carrots, matchstick
  • Edamame, unshelled
  • Asparagus, chopped

Want to add protein?! Try adding one of these to the pasta salad: 

  • Grilled chicken, chopped 
  • Steak, chopped 
  • Chickpeas, rinsed and drained 
  • Shrimp 

How do I make this Easy Tortellini Italian Pasta Salad?

Cook tortellini to al dente according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain. 
Add cooked pasta to a large mixing bowl. Pour half the dressing onto the cooked pasta, this will help to ensure the tortellini doesn’t stick to each other.
Add olives, pepperoni, red onion, cucumber, pepperoncini, and tomatoes in a large mixing bowl or serving bowl.


Pour remaining dressing over salad and stir to combine.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 

When you are ready to serve, add shredded parmesan. Toss until well combined.

Note: The tortellini will soak up most of the dressing. You may add additional dressing just before serving.

Serve cold.

Ingredients:

  • 19 oz. Package cheese tortellini- I use the Great Value cheese tortellini from Walmart.
  • 1 (4 oz.) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 15 slices turkey pepperoni, sliced and quartered or 2 oz. mini pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 large English cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup banana peppers or pepperoncinis, chopped 
  • 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup light or fat free Italian dressing or THIS homemade dressing. If you like to use a store bought one-we love using the light Olive Garden Italian dressing.  
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan, shredded

Directions:

  1. Cook tortellini to al dente according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain. 
  2. Add cooked pasta to a large mixing bowl. Pour half the dressing onto the cooked pasta, this will help to ensure the tortellini doesn’t stick to each other.
  3. Add olives, pepperoni, red onion, cucumber, pepperoncini, and tomatoes in a large mixing bowl or serving bowl.
  4. Pour remaining dressing over salad and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 
  5. When you are ready to serve, add shredded parmesan. Toss until well combined. Keep in mind the tortellini will soak up most of the dressing. You may add additional dressing just before serving.
  6. Serve cold. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Makes 10 ( 1 cup) servings 

5-7 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

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Yield: 10

Easy Tortellini Italian Pasta Salad

Easy Tortellini Italian Pasta Salad

This Easy Tortellini Italian Pasta Salad is perfect for any party, BBQ, picnic, or family gathering-loaded with all of your Italian favorites, like pepperoni, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, pepperoncinis, and drizzled with a delicious homemade Italian dressing! 

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 19 oz. package cheese tortellini- I use the Great Value cheese tortellini from Walmart.
  • 1 (3.8 oz.) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 15 slices turkey pepperoni, sliced and quartered or 1/3 cup mini pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 large English cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup banana peppers or pepperoncinis, chopped 
  • 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup light or fat free Italian dressing - I like to use the light Olive Garden dressing or a homemade Italian dressing- see post for recipe.
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan, shredded

Instructions

    1. Cook tortellini to al dente according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and drain. 
    2. Add cooked tortellini to a large mixing bowl. Pour half the dressing onto the cooked pasta, this will help to ensure the tortellini doesn’t stick to each other.
    3. Add olives, pepperoni, red onion, cucumber, pepperoncini, and tomatoes in a large mixing bowl or serving bowl.
    4. Pour remaining dressing over salad and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 
    5. When you are ready to serve, add shredded parmesan. Toss until well combined. Keep in mind the tortellini will soak up most of the dressing. You may add additional dressing just before serving.
    6. Serve cold. Store leftovers in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

    Makes 10 ( 1 cup) servings

    5-7 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

    *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

Smartpoints:GREEN/ BLUE/PURPLE: 6 smartpoints per serving

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    10

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 672mgCarbohydrates: 24gNet Carbohydrates: 20gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g
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