Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Quick to make pasta salad. This is one of my main-stay potluck recipes. Sometimes I use 3/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers in place of tomatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tomatoes, chopped and seeded
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 (9 ounce) packages refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 (7 ounce) containerrefrigerated pesto sauce (apx. 1 cup)
  • 2 cups cubed mozzarella cheese


  1. Toss chopped tomatoes with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Cooked tortellini according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Gently toss until well combined.
  4. Refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight.
  5. Serve at room temperature.
Most Helpful

This was great! I made this as a side dish for burger night, and I plan on making it again for an upcoming potluck. I used cherry tomatoes too. (I love the sweet taste with pesto)

Katie RR December 05, 2013

Five stars! This was absolutely delicious. I took this to a picnic on a warm day when a mayonnaise-based would have not kept well. I only brought back one very small serving--it was a huge hit! We want to make it again, and add chicken, to make it a main dish. Thank you for the recipe!

Bridget Leigh June 05, 2011

This was very good. I used Super Basil Pesto (Healthy Version), spinach cheese tortellini, and (because I needed to use it) havarti instead of mozzarella. Enjoyed it for lunch today, warmed up a bit in the microwave (just to take the chill off). Thanks for the recipe!

flower7 October 27, 2009