Easy Tortellini Pesto Salad

Total Time
30mins
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

Directions

  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.

Reviews

(7)
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 recipe #389096, 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

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