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

Easy Tortellini Pasta Salad Recipe

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!


  • 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
  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.

This pasta salad recipe makes about 12 servings and is perfect for large gatherings. The recipe can be halved for a smaller quantity and serve 6.

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.

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