Tortellini Pasta Salad – Beyond The Chicken Coop

Tortellini Pasta Salad - Beyond The Chicken Coop

A quick and easy to make delicious tortellini pasta salad with pesto is a perfect salad to bring to a potluck or serve as a side dish.

This pasta salad can be ready in just 15 minutes, making it perfect for last minute guests.

Tortellini with red onions and mozzarella.

Why this recipe works

Ready made cheese tortellini comes together perfectly with basil pesto, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and red onion slices. This tortellini salad is easy to make and is perfect for throwing together at the last minute.

The folds and tiny pockets of the tortellini are perfect for holding lots of tasty pesto.

Served chilled or at room temperature, the cheesy tortellini is perfect served as a side dish at barbecues or potluck dinners or as a quick meal for lunch.

My daughter also likes this salad warm. She takes the leftovers and heats it up in the microwave for 1 minute and eats it warm.

Key ingredients

Ingredients used for making tortellini salad.
  • Cheese filled tortellini
  • Basil pesto – homemade or store bought
  • Fresh mini mozzarella
  • Cherry tomatoes – yellow or red tomatoes. I used yellow because our garden is bursting with yellow tomatoes right now.
  • red onions
  • Parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil

Step by step directions

  • Cook tortellini according to package directions
  • Rinse in cool water. Drain well and place in a large bowl
  • Add pesto and stir gently until tortellini is well coated

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