Easy Cheese Tortellini Salad Recipe

We always have cheese tortellini or cheese ravioli in my freezer — it’s perfect in a pinch. All the time.

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Let’s make some easy Cheese Tortellini Salad!

Let’s make this easy Cheese Tortellini Salad Recipe

Cheese tortellini has a taste that is somewhat different from cheese ravioli. And the fun shape is the perfect bite-size.

But instead of using marinara sauce, I used basil pesto to create this Easy Cheese Tortellini Salad. Basil pesto is also perfect in a pinch. I love it on all different types of pasta including cheese tortellini.

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Easy Cheese Tortellini Salad
Here are the ingredients for this easy cheese tortellini salad recipe.

Easy Cheese Tortellini Salad recipe Ingredients

  • 12 Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Red Onion, chopped
  • Package of Cheese Tortellini
  • 6 tablespoons pre-made Basil Pesto
  • Fresh Parmesan Cheese, shredded

Directions for making Easy Cheese Tortellini Salad recipe

Easy Cheese Tortellini Salad
In a large saucepan, heat up the olive oil and cook the onions and tomatoes

Step 1

In a large saucepan, heat up the olive oil and cook the onions and tomatoes.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, follow instructions to cook the cheese tortellini.

Easy Cheese Tortellini Salad
Add the cooked cheese tortellini to the tomato, onion mixture and mix.

Step 3

Add the cooked cheese tortellini to the tomato, onion mixture and mix.

Easy Cheese Tortellini Salad
Add 6 tablespoons of pre-made basil pesto and combine.

Step 4

Add 6 tablespoons of pre-made basil pesto and combine.

Easy Cheese Tortellini Salad
Shred fresh parmesan cheese on top.

Step 5

Shred fresh parmesan cheese on top.

How to serve this tasty Cheese Tortellini Salad

This salad can be served hot or cold. It’s a nice, easy dinner for the family! Yep, make mealtimes special with this super easy and delicious dish!

Yield: 5 servings

Easy Cheese Tortellini Salad Recipe

Easy Cheese Tortellini Salad Recipe

Cheese tortellini has a taste that is somewhat different from cheese ravioli. And the fun shape is the perfect bite-size. What I love about this easy cheese tortellini salad recipe is that it can be served hot or cold, depending on your family's preference!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Red Onion, chopped
  • Package of Cheese Tortellini
  • 6 tablespoons pre-made Basil Pesto
  • Fresh Parmesan Cheese, shredded

Instructions

    1. Heat up a pan, add oil, and cook onions and tomatoes.
    2. In a separate pot, cook cheese tortellini according to the package instructions.
    3. Add the cooked cheese tortellini to the onions and tomatoes.
    4. Then add about 6 tablespoons of pre-made basil pesto to the salad and mix together.
    5. Add freshly shredded parmesan cheese on top and serve.

Notes

You can serve right out of the saucepan, or cool it in the fridge if you want it served cold.

Have you tried this easy cheese tortellini salad recipe? Share your experience in the comments!