This creamy broccoli tortellini salad is perfect for potlucks and parties, but also makes a complete meal for family dinner!
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BROCCOLI TORTELLINI SALAD IN JUST 10 MINUTES
If you haven’t tried broccoli tortellini salad before, you’ve been missing out! It’s takes the traditional creamy broccoli salad recipe up a notch, by adding in doughy cheese filled tortellini pasta.
It’s kind of a combination of pasta salad and broccoli salad. Only it’s filling enough to be eaten as a complete meal. Or bring it to a potluck for the perfect salad. Trust me, I am a life long, card carrying, church lady potluck member.
One of the best things about this broccoli tortellini salad, is that you can put it together in just 10 minutes or so.
You can definitely save money by doing more prep work, such as chopping your own broccoli and onion, using dried tortellini, and cooking the bacon yourself.
But if you’re tight on time (who isn’t these days?), you can spend a little more to get this salad put together as quickly as possible.
To save time make sure to get good, fresh tortellini (we love Buitoni) from the refrigerator section of your grocery store. These usually only take 5 minutes or so to cook in boiling water. If I’m really short on time, I boil water in our electric kettle while prepping other ingredients, then dump it into a pot. It’s a lot faster than waiting for water to boil on our stove.
You can get bags of broccoli florets already cut up, and pre-cooked bacon. Plus most grocery stores will have little containers of pre-chopped red onion in their grocery store.
Whether you choose to save time, or money, you are sure to love this broccoli tortellini salad as much as we do. Just make sure you keep this link handy to give to all the church potluck ladies begging for the recipe!
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This creamy broccoli tortellini salad is perfect for potlucks and parties, but also makes a complete meal for family dinner! The recipe time is based on using pre-cooked and prepped ingredients. Expect it to take longer if you are prepping them yourself. Adapted with permission from Food.com
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- 10 ounces cheese-filled tortellini cooked
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup walnut pieces
- 1 cup chopped red onion
- 6 slices cooked bacon chopped
In a large bowl, mix broccoli, tortellini, raisins, walnuts, and bacon.
In a small bowl, mix the dressing ingredients.
Pour dressing onto the salad and mix well. You can serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve and let the flavors meld even more.
The 15 servings is for a side dish. It's more like 8-10 if you're eating the broccoli tortellini salad as a complete meal.
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