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Tortellini Bacon Broccoli Salad

This is an excellent pasta salad that is great to make for the week ahead or to bring to potlucks! Make it — you won’t be disappointed. You may frown at the coleslaw dressing, but trust me, it’s amazing in this recipe! This recipe is highly requested when served.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Servings: 10


  • 2 (9 ounce) packages refrigerated three cheese tortellini
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 4 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup bottled coleslaw dressing


  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.
  3. Chop the bacon into 1/2-inch pieces while still a little warm.
  4. Place the tortellini, bacon, broccoli, grape tomatoes, and green onions into a salad bowl. Pour the dressing over the ingredients, and toss lightly to coat. Chill in refrigerator before serving.

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