A zesty italian salad with tortellini, bacon and vegetables.  This salad will be a huge hit wherever you take it!


This tortellini pasta salad is full of such amazing flavors and textures.  I loved all of the veggies inside!  You can definitely customize the veggies in this salad to your taste.  But I loved the tomatoes, bell peppers, red onion, cucumber, and zucchini.  It was delicious with the added bacon.  But bacon just makes the world a better place doesn't it?

This tortellini pasta salad is INCREDIBLE!  It is a must to take to your upcoming gathering and is sure to be a huge hit!

  • 1 (20 oz) package refrigerated tortellini (I used spinach and cheese)
  • 2 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, chopped in half
  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Add cherry tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, green and red bell pepper,red onion, and bacon in a large bowl.
  2. To make the dressing: Whisk together italian salad dressing, parmesan cheese, sesame seeds, paprika, celery seed, and garlic powder. Pour over salad and toss until coated. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.

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