Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 7 mins

This is the way my family likes me to make Pasta salad. Use the Italian-style dressing or vinaigrette you like best.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions.
  2. Drain, rinse in cold water and drain again.
  3. Place tortellini in a large bowl and put into fridge to cool.
  4. Small dice the slab of ham.
  5. Drain artichoke hearts.
  6. Cut each baby carrot into quarters, longways.
  7. Cut each celery stalk into sticks, then cut sticks into 1/2 inch pieces.
  8. Put all ingredients into the bowl with the tortellini, season to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. Stir gently to mix all ingredients well, and place back into fridge until you are ready to serve.
Most Helpful

What a great summer one dish supper. DH & myself really enjoyed and it made enough for lunch the next day & it was even better after sitting overnight. I omitted the Broccoli because I didn't have any florets. Great flavors, textures and colors. Will make again. Would be great for a potluck too. Thanks for posting. This recipe is a keeper!

cajunhippiegirl August 19, 2007

We enjoyed this for dinner last night. I did omit the black olives & roasted peppers (personal preference). It went together easily, with the pasta cooking & cooling as I chopped the ham and veggies. The only additions I made were fresh parsley, oregano & a sprinkle of dill. Your dish got a solid 5 stars among my diners! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

SusieQusie March 25, 2007