Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe

This easy Tortellini Pasta Salad recipe is a summer staple! Perfect for picnics, potlucks, reunions, or to make ahead for easy meals, this is a pasta salad you’ll turn to time and again!

Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe - This easy Tortellini Pasta Salad recipe is a summer staple! Perfect for picnics, potlucks, reunions, or to make ahead for easy meals, this is a pasta salad you'll turn to time and again! // addapinch.com

My sister Wendy makes the most amazing pasta salad. It is one of those recipes that I crave, especially in the summer! Anytime she asks what she can bring for parties or get togethers, this pasta salad is at the top of the list! 

Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe

Knowing how much I love it and how much everyone else does too, I asked her if she’d share the recipe with us.

A little different from other pasta salads, she makes hers with cheesy tortellini for an even more filling and delicious pasta salad!

Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe - This easy Tortellini Pasta Salad recipe is a summer staple! Perfect for picnics, potlucks, reunions, or to make ahead for easy meals, this is a pasta salad you'll turn to time and again! // addapinch.com

How to Make Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe

She starts with cheese tortellini that you can find in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. She cooks it according to the package directions. As the pasta is cooking, she preps the rest of her ingredients to toss into the pasta salad. Once the pasta is cooked, she quickly drains it and transfers it to a large bowl for mixing.

Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe - This easy Tortellini Pasta Salad recipe is a summer staple! Perfect for picnics, potlucks, reunions, or to make ahead for easy meals, this is a pasta salad you'll turn to time and again! // addapinch.com

I love how this recipe is perfect for making ahead and storing in the refrigerator before company comes.

No one would even guess how simple it is to make either!

Once she’s drained the pasta, she piles on the veggies and olives.

Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe - This easy Tortellini Pasta Salad recipe is a summer staple! Perfect for picnics, potlucks, reunions, or to make ahead for easy meals, this is a pasta salad you'll turn to time and again! // addapinch.com

And then comes the feta cheese!

Mmmmm! Mmmmm!

 

Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe - This easy Tortellini Pasta Salad recipe is a summer staple! Perfect for picnics, potlucks, reunions, or to make ahead for easy meals, this is a pasta salad you'll turn to time and again! // addapinch.com

Then she pours in the Italian dressing. We use the homemade Italian Dressing recipe that I’ve shared earlier. Of course you can use your favorite store-bought, but really, give the homemade a try sometime. It takes about 5 minutes to make and takes this pasta salad to a whole new level!

Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe - This easy Tortellini Pasta Salad recipe is a summer staple! Perfect for picnics, potlucks, reunions, or to make ahead for easy meals, this is a pasta salad you'll turn to time and again! // addapinch.com

Then, mix all of the ingredients until they are well combined. I love it served chilled, but you can serve it immediately if you like.

I love a bowl of this for lunch or as a side served for a cookout!

Here’s Wendy’s Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe - This easy Tortellini Pasta Salad recipe is a summer staple! Perfect for picnics, potlucks, reunions, or to make ahead for easy meals, this is a pasta salad you'll turn to time and again! // addapinch.com
Yield: 12
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta salad, summer salad, tortellini pasta salad

Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe

Total Time 25 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe - This easy Tortellini Pasta Salad recipe is a summer staple! Perfect for picnics, potlucks, reunions, or to make ahead for easy meals, this is a pasta salad you'll turn to time and again!
5 from 7 votes
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 medium cucumbers peeled and chopped
  • 2 (6-ounce) jars black olives
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup Homemade Italian Dressing or store-bought
  • chopped fresh oregano for garnish if desired

Directions

  1. Cook the tortellini pasta according to package instructions. Drain well and transfer to a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, cucumber, black olives, and feta cheese to the tortellini. Pour in the Italian dressing and stir until well-combined. Top with fresh oregano if desired. Serve immediately or cover with wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to five days.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 532mg 22%
Potassium 147mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 4.5%
Vitamin C 12.3%
Calcium 11.9%
Iron 12.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe - This easy Tortellini Pasta Salad recipe is a summer staple! Perfect for picnics, potlucks, reunions, or to make ahead for easy meals, this is a pasta salad you'll turn to time and again! // addapinch.com

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2015.

12 comments on “Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe”

  1. This pasta salad looks fabulous! I used to hate pasta salad until a friend served me pasta salad made with cheese tortellini. It was great but I’m not sure it was as great as yours! I’ll be making this soon.

  2. This looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try it. What a great summer dish. Thank’s for sharing.

  3. I could eat this everyday! Quick, tasty, healthy! Perfect for workday lunch 😉

  4. This tortellini salad looks amazing. I am not a fan of Feta Cheese~any ideas for a substitute?

  5. This looks really good. will try and make it this weekend.. It is a long weekend over here in Australia.. Plus, though winter, it can be so beautiful during the days, that you sit outside. Even if we can’t, this would be ideal. Thank you for the recipe. Marked it 5 Stars as sounds, looks and seems to keep everyone satisfied type recipe…

  6. We made this for a party last weekend and it was a hit. I do think that next time I’ll make the dressing rather than using botted. Great flavors! Thanks for the yummy recipe. I pin so many of your recipes!

    • Hi Allyn,
      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Yes, I always love the flavors in it more when I use homemade dressing as well. xo

  7. Thank you for this delicious recipe! I purchased tri-colour (Spinach & Sundried Tomato Tortellini along with the regular white) I had all three colours for the Italian flag and it was perfect for our big Italian Sunday family gathering! The flavours were wonderful together.

  8. I’ve made this with rotini and Good Seasons Italian and it was really good. But, I’m going to try with the tortellini now. I think this will just make it that much better. Thank you for the upgrade to my pasta salad!

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