Tortellini & Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is the best tasting Italian Style Pasta salad I have ever eaten. I received this recipe from a caterer at our church Cyndy Totten, who gave me permission to post her recipes. Cooking time is cooling time in the refrigerator.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain the precooked Tortellini and Bow Tie Pasta in a large colander.
  2. Rinse both pastas under cold water until completely cooled.
  3. Drain completely and set aside.
  4. In a large salad bowl, toss together the Salad Pastas and Vegetables.
  5. Add the Dressing and Spices and toss everything well.
  6. Refrigerate until time to serve.
  7. This salad develops more flavor the longer it refrigerates so it can be made the night before if desired.
  8. Lightly toss just prior to serving.
Most Helpful

This reminds me of the salad I sometimes get at the deli in Ingles. I left out the salami to make it vegetarian. I used Italian seasoning, and I used tri-colored shell macaroni. I did add some celery and extra black olives. Thanks! Made for Pick a Chef(PAC) 2011.

Sharon123 October 06, 2011

This is delicious. Just made up a batch for a pool party and I used penne since that's what I had in the house. I also mixed up a bottle of Good Seasons Italian dressing and used that and I added just a bit of red onion. I used the feta with basil and tomato. I did use the salad supreme as well. Easy and will make again. Lots of possibilities with this one.

Denise! June 12, 2010

Yummy! I didn't add the green pepper (personal taste), I used low fat salami, and did not add cheddar cheese. I also used canned diced tomato rinsed. Oh, I also added 1/2cup each, frozed peas and corn (just for color). It turned out great! Second servings all around :)

noni1974 March 12, 2010

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