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Tortellini, Broccoli and Bacon Salad

Tortellini, Broccoli and Bacon Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24
Tender, cheese-filled tortellini puts a flavorful spin on ordinary pasta salad.
Updated December 11, 2009

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

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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Potassium
160mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
5g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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