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Best Pasta Salad. Tortellini, tomatoes, broccoli onions.

The Best Pasta Salad Recipe Ever

This may be the best pasta salad ever.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pasta salad, tortellini
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 3653 kcal


  • 19 ounce package Frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 pound bacon fried and chopped
  • 4 cups chopped broccoli cut small
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
  • 3 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 cup bottled coleslaw dressing I could only find one brand - Hidden Valley


  1. Cook the tortellini according to the package directions, drain, rinse with cold water, and refrigerate until cool, about 30 minutes.
  2. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Chop the bacon into 1/2-inch pieces while still a little warm.
  3. Place the tortellini, bacon, broccoli, grape tomatoes, and green onions into a salad bowl. Pour the dressing over the ingredients, and toss gently to coat. The tortellini are fragile. Chill in refrigerator before serving.

Recipe Notes

Safeway has a frozen three cheese tortellini that works great for this. I have also used single cheese tortellini from King Soopers. It's all good.

Nutrition Facts
The Best Pasta Salad Recipe Ever
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3653 Calories from Fat 1062
% Daily Value*
Fat 118g182%
Saturated Fat 37g231%
Cholesterol 445mg148%
Sodium 5160mg224%
Potassium 327mg9%
Carbohydrates 478g159%
Fiber 42g175%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 170g340%
Vitamin A 689IU14%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 1552mg155%
Iron 28mg156%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.