Tortellini, Broccoli and Bacon Salad

Tender, cheese-filled tortellini puts a flavorful spin on ordinary pasta salad.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

2
bags (19 oz each) frozen cheese-filled tortellini
4
cups broccoli florets
2
cups cherry tomatoes, each cut in half
2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1
cup reduced-fat coleslaw dressing
1
lb bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
1/4
cup sunflower nuts

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Cook and drain tortellini as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 In very large (4-quart) bowl, mix tortellini, broccoli, tomatoes, chives and dressing. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.
  • 3 Just before serving, stir in bacon. Sprinkle with nuts.
  • 1 Cook and drain tortellini as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 In very large (4-quart) bowl, mix tortellini, broccoli, tomatoes, chives and dressing. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.
  • 3 Just before serving, stir in bacon. Sprinkle with nuts.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Omit the chives from the recipe. Just before serving, garnish the top of the salad with thinly sliced rings of red onion.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.