Tortellini Pasta Salad

Alright. So I’m going to 2 different 4th of July parties this weekend, and I’m bringing this dish to both! It’s a good side dish for cookouts because you can make it ahead of time, it serves alot of people, and it can sit out at room temperature for awhile while everyone chats and grazes.

So I definitely recommend it for an easy go-to side dish for a potluck or a cookout. And it’s tasty too!

Here’s the recipe if you’re interested in trying it yourself.

I actually don’t follow this recipe exactly but use it more like a guideline instead. I usually just add all the ingredients per my tastes – so I tend to go overboard with the pepperocinis and the red onion bc I love them. And I personally skip the olives bc I’m not a fan. So you can make this your own…

I hope you enjoy it! I’m on my way to my 1st cookout now! I wish you all a fabulous 4th of July holiday!

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  • 1 pkg fresh tortellini pasta
  • 1/2 cup ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup Pepperochini peppers, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup salami or pepperoni, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup olives, green or black – optional
  • 1/2 cup dressing of your choice (for example Italian, Parmesan Peppercorn, Caesar or a Sweet Basil dressing). I personally use Italian dressing here.


1. Cook tortellini per package instructions. Rinse briefly with cold water to stop the internal cooking. Set aside.
2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
3. Cover and refrigerate a few hours to let the flavors combine. Serve cold.
4. This pasta salad dries-out very easily. So keep extra dressing handy and you can stir it into the dish when necessary to quickly revive it.

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