This quick and easy picnic salad mixes cheese tortellini, pepperoni, provolone cheese, olives, and artichoke hearts with Italian-style salad dressing.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Cook tortellini at a boil, stirring occasionally, until the pasta floats to the top and the filling is hot, 6 to 8 minutes; drain. Rinse tortellini with cold water until completely cooled; drain and transfer to a large bowl.

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  • Stir pepperoni, provolone cheese, artichoke hearts, black olives, Italian-style salad dressing, dry Italian dressing mix, and black pepper with the tortellini. Add more Italian dressing just before serving, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

641 calories; protein 28.3g 57% DV; carbohydrates 52.4g 17% DV; fat 36.8g 57% DV; cholesterol 89.9mg 30% DV; sodium 2047.5mg 82% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2014
I have to admit that I followed this recipe loosely. I had about 1/2 of a 20 oz. package of fresh tortellini left that I needed to do something with and this recipe fit the bill. I didn't have any pepperoni so I substituted some small cubed German proscuitto that I had picked up at Aldi. I also didn't want to open a whole can of black olives so I used Kalamata olives that I had already opened. I did follow the recipe for the rest just kind of eye-balling the ingredients to match the amount of tortellini that I had. It was delicious and my daughter was happy to take the left overs in her lunch today. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/10/2019
Lots of yummy ingredients but sooooo salty! I might try it again and omit the dry Italian salad dressing mix to see if that helps. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2014
I have to admit that I followed this recipe loosely. I had about 1/2 of a 20 oz. package of fresh tortellini left that I needed to do something with and this recipe fit the bill. I didn't have any pepperoni so I substituted some small cubed German proscuitto that I had picked up at Aldi. I also didn't want to open a whole can of black olives so I used Kalamata olives that I had already opened. I did follow the recipe for the rest just kind of eye-balling the ingredients to match the amount of tortellini that I had. It was delicious and my daughter was happy to take the left overs in her lunch today. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2014
Simple and delicious...a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2018
I love this recipe! I made it exactly as written for my niece’s wedding shower a few years ago and it was a huge hit. Now Imm asked to bring it to all family functions. I do adjust it a little now- I add halved grape tomatoes and use both mozzarella and provolone as well as pepperoni and salami- and I try to add a little less dressing. Always make it a day ahead to let the flavors blend. And I always have to double it. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2014
Very good recipe... Only had one can of artichokes in water and used Gazebo Room Greek salad dressing. Will make again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2014
Outstanding! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2017
My only change was I omitted the pepperoni for a non meat eater. It was delicious! Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2014
This was really tasty! We split the recipe into two portions and to one we added the artichokes (Only had one jar on hand) and to the other half we used pickled banana peppers instead. Simple and easy! Be sure to use a good quality sharp provolone cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2016
One of the best recipes I've found on here! Absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2017
I made this salad and took it to work for a pot luck. It was gone before I knew it!!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/10/2019
Lots of yummy ingredients but sooooo salty! I might try it again and omit the dry Italian salad dressing mix to see if that helps. Read More