Broccoli, Tortellini, and Bacon Salad

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

A filling and delicious main dish salad. I have used turkey bacon and low-fat dressing to lighten it up. Chill time is 1-2 hours.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare the tortellini according to package directions; rinse with cold water; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the tortellini, broccoli, tomatoes, chives, and dressing.
  3. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours.
  4. Right before ready to serve, add bacon and sunflower seeds; gently stir to combine.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve cold.
Most Helpful

I subbed red onion for the chives or green onion and upped the amount of dressing. Still, the salad was a little dry. I think it was just the nature of the tortellini. However, I don't really know how to correct the matter. More dressing would just sit on the outside of the was the cheese filling that was too dry. My guests just didn't eat this. I love tortellini, but have decided not in cold salads. This salad would be excellent with spiral pasta (or any shape) and some raisins....however, that would be another recipe entirely...

Ms B. December 02, 2003

Wonderful summer salad! The taste is fantastic and I love the cheese tortellini! Plus, how can you go wrong with bacon? Yum!

MonkShack August 05, 2008

what a yummy salad. Made it for a grad party and it was really good. Will make this again.

909841 August 01, 2008