Tortellini Bacon Broccoli Salad

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This is an excellent pasta salad that is great to make for the week ahead or to bring to potlucks! Make it -- you won't be disappointed. You may frown at the coleslaw dressing, but trust me, it's amazing in this recipe! This recipe is highly requested when served.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 (9 ounce) packages refrigerated three-cheese tortellini

  • 1 pound bacon

  • 4 cups chopped broccoli

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved

  • 2 green onions, finely chopped

  • 1 cup bottled coleslaw dressing

Directions

  1. Cook the tortellini according to the package directions, drain, rinse with cold water, and refrigerate until cool, about 30 minutes.

  2. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Chop the bacon into 1/2-inch pieces while still a little warm.

  3. Place the tortellini, bacon, broccoli, grape tomatoes, and green onions into a salad bowl. Pour the dressing over the ingredients, and toss lightly to coat. Chill in refrigerator before serving.

Cook's Notes

You can use whole wheat three cheese tortellini, which can usually be found in the refrigerated section of the store, low sodium bacon or turkey bacon, and light coleslaw dressing.

I suggest starting to cook the tortellini before you start chopping your veggies, since it takes the longest to cool, and then placing it in the refrigerator until you are done with everything else.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

349 Calories
18g Fat
34g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 349
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 736mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 39mg 196%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 275mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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