Tortellini Primavera


This is a quick pasta salad that is kicked up a notch by using tortellini instead of regular pasta. It is great for a cook-out or potluck because it doesn't include mayonnaise.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
5 servings


  • 20 ounces refrigerated cheese tortellini

  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes

  • 1 ½ cups bite-sized broccoli florets

  • 1 cup diced yellow bell pepper

  • ¾ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 6 ounces pepperoni sausage, cubed (Optional)

  • 1 cup Italian-style salad dressing (such as Newman's Own®) (Optional)

  • ¼ cup Italian-style salad dressing (such as Newman's Own®) (Optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook tortellini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite and filling is warmed through, 5 to 7 minutes; drain.

  2. Stir cooked tortellini, tomatoes, broccoli, yellow bell pepper, Parmesan cheese, and pepperoni together in a bowl. Pour in 1 cup Italian dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. If salad looks dry, stir in an additional 1/4 cup Italian dressing before serving.

Cook's Note:

I have tried several types of Italian dressing and have found that Newman's Own Family Recipe Italian(R) works best in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

762 Calories
45g Fat
64g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 762
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 57%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 2161mg 94%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 91mg 455%
Calcium 181mg 14%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 416mg 9%

* 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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