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Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 10


  • 1 lrg. pkg Cheese Tortellini
  • ½ cup Pesto, more to taste
  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 pint Mozzarella Cheese Balls
  • 1 Small Red Onion, diced
  • 1 Red Pepper, thin sliced or diced (optional)
  • 8 Basil Leaves, chiffonade
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly cracked pepper, to taste


  1. 1. Bring a large pot of water a rolling boil. Add in the tortellini. Do NOT cook tortellini according to package instructions. Instead, boil for exactly 90 seconds. Then drain and rinse with cold water.

  2. 2. Place drained tortellini in a large bowl. Add in the pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella, onion, and basil. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. 3. So easy, right?! Serve at once, or refrigerate until needed.