Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tortellini Pasta Salad

This was a side dish that we had at the birthday for my boys. It was the first time that I had made it (I often use my parties to have guinea pigs for all my new recipes... good thing they don't back fire very often!) and it went over really well. Easy to make up and perfect because I was able to prep it in the morning and not have a lot of work to do once the party was started! I doubled the recipe for a party of 40 people...

Tortellini Pasta Salad
(recipe found on pinterest via

1 (20-ounce) package cheese tortellini
1 cup fresh mozzarella, cubed
1 cup pepperoni, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
2/3 cup caesar salad dressing
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water, drain again. Transfer cooked tortellini to a large bowl and add remaining ingredients. Toss well. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

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