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Tortellini Pasta Salad with Bacon, Broccoli & Basil Recipe

Tortellini pasta salad is made for picnics and backyard barbecues. This one is packed with bacon, broccoli and fresh basil.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Pasta, Salads, Side Dishes
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Picnic Recipes, Potluck Recipes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 3093kcal


The Vinaigrette:


  • Set a large pot of salted water over high heat and bring to a boil. Cook tortellini according to package instructions. Drain and immediately rinse with cold water. Drain again. Transfer to a large serving bowl.
  • In a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat, cook bacon until crunchy. Set aside on a piece of paper towel to drain. When cool, crumble the bacon (not too small) and reserve.
  • Pour out all but 2 teaspoons of the bacon grease from the pan, increase the heat to medium-high, and add the broccoli florets. Saute until the broccoli is tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir into tortellini.

The Vinaigrette:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together white wine vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper. While whisking constantly, slow pour in olive oil until combined.
  • Pour the vinaigrette over the tortellini and gently toss. Stir the basil into the pasta salad. Serve.


From the kitchen of Cookin' Canuck | cookincanuck.com


Calories: 3093kcal | Carbohydrates: 234g | Protein: 96g | Fat: 200g | Saturated Fat: 45g | Cholesterol: 259mg | Sodium: 5296mg | Potassium: 1412mg | Fiber: 27g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 2395IU | Vitamin C: 336.3mg | Calcium: 813mg | Iron: 15.6mg