Antipasto Tortellini Pasta Salad is hearty side dish that is a perfect addition to any holiday meal, loaded with prosciutto, salami, Crystal Farms cheese, tomatoes, olives and more!
Antipasto Tortellini Pasta Salad
If your holiday meals are anything like mine, your oven is overflowing with all of the hearty meats, sides, rolls, etc. I have a double oven in my kitchen in addition to an old oven downstairs as well as multiple crock pots. Let’s just say that when I was hosting Thanksgiving this year, they were all plump full. I love to have options for every part of the meal, but sometimes I need to plan side dishes and desserts that will free up the oven. This Antipasto Tortellini Pasta Salad is perfect for that.
A holiday side dish that can pair well with your main meal in addition to using with leftovers for a light meal of sandwiches and salads later is a win-win in my book. This pasta salad does just that. It is a delicious mix of cheese tortellini, thinly sliced meats, fresh vegetables, sweet basil, Parmesan and Mozzarella all tossed in your favorite Italian dressing.
I served it along with the turkey and ham for the main event and when the evening rolled around and we tossed together sandwiches and salads for everyone to munch on, this salad was a hearty side dish that everyone loved.
I went all out with this salad using quality ingredients. From the thinly sliced prosciutto and salami, or the fresh sweet basil, to the Crystal farms Parmesan and Mozzarella, this salad had it all going on!
I have always loved the Midwest brand Crystal Farms. Since 1926, Crystal Farms has been turning out quality products and they were a household favorite growing up in my family. Today the Crystal Farms® brand is one of the largest cheese brands in the country. Not only do Crystal Farms cheeses taste great, they have some other awesome things going for them like being a natural product with few preservatives, a rich source of calcium and gluten-free!
- 20 oz. pkg cheese tortellini
- 3 oz. prosciutto, quartered
- 3 oz. thinly sliced salami, quartered
- ½ c. green olives, sliced
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- ¼ c. fresh basil, chopped
- ½ c. red onion, diced
- ¼ c. yellow bell pepper, diced
- ⅓ c. peppercini, chopped
- 1 c. Crystal Farms shredded Parmesan
- 8 oz. Crystal Farms Mozzarella, cubed
- 1 c. Italian vinaigrette
- Prepare your tortellini according to the package and rinse under cold water. Toss with the remaining ingredients and store refrigerated.
- Before serving, add extra Italian vinaigrette if the salad is slightly dry.
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