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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
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 3653kcal


  • 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


  • Cook the tortellini according to the package directions, drain, rinse with cold water, and refrigerate until cool, about 30 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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.


Calories: 3653kcal | Carbohydrates: 478g | Protein: 170g | Fat: 118g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Cholesterol: 445mg | Sodium: 5160mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 42g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 689IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 1552mg | Iron: 28mg