Italian Tortellini Salad is a hearty pasta salad that is perfect for summer get togethers or backyard BBQs. Cheese tortellini is mixed with cubes of cheddar and mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, pepperoni, Parmesan cheese, and fresh herbs and tossed in a light Italian dressing.


Refrigerated Cheese Tortellini Pepperoni | Cherry Tomatoes Roasted Red Peppers | Onion Fresh Basil | Fresh Parsley Green Onions | Mozzarella Cheese Cheddar Cheese | Parmesan Cheese HOMEMADE ITALIAN DRESSING Olive Oil | Red Wine Vinegar Lemon Juice | Garlic Cloves Dried Oregano | Dried Basil Crushed Red Pepper Salt And Pepper

If you are making a homemade Italian dressing prepare it ahead by  placing all ingredients in a mason jar and shaking until combined. If not, you can use your favorite store-bought Italian dressing.


Cook the tortellini in salted water according to the directions. Drain and then rinse with cool water and drain. Add the tortellini to a large mixing bowl.

Add the remaining ingredients to the tortellini and gently mix together. Pour half of the dressing over the salad and gently toss. Taste and add more dressing to taste or save the remaining dressing and add to the salad before serving.

I like to bring this salad to a get together because it feeds a crowd and is like a meal all in itself.