BLT Tortellini Pasta Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Melanie Dueck
Servings 8
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BLT Tortellini Pasta Salad is your favorite sandwich turned into a delicious refreshing salad you can share with others. This salad is so easy to make and perfect for serving at warm weather gatherings. With loads of bacon, crisp Romaine lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and cheese filled tortellini, it's sure to be a hit!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cheese filled tortellini
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 3 cup Romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/4 red onion sliced thin
  • 3 tablespoon flat Italian parsley chopped

For the Dressing:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt* (or mayonnaise)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons ranch seasoning mix

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, boil salted water and cook the tortellini according to the directions on the package. Drain and then place in a bowl of ice water to chill. Once the ice melts and the pasta is cold, drain again.
  2. Cook the bacon over medium heat in a skillet or bake in the oven. Drain the bacon on a paper towel lined plate. Chop up when cooled.
  3. For the dressing, whisk together the Greek yogurt (or mayonnaise), milk, and ranch seasoning.
  4. In a large bowl, add tortellini, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, red onion, and parsley. Pour on desired amount of dressing and toss until evenly coated.

Recipe Notes

*If using mayonnaise, you'll need to add up to 1/2 cup more milk to thin it to the right consistency.