Broccoli and Tortellini Salad

Broccoli and Tortellini Salad

Salad Vegetable Salads Broccoli Salad

Crisp, fresh broccoli and cheese tortellini with a creamy dressing are the basis of this salad. Raisins, sunflower seeds and red onion dress it up. This recipe is most requested at potlucks.

Servings per recipe: 12
Calories per serving: 322
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 30m


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 20 ounces fresh cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 3 heads fresh broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped


  • 1   Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  • 2   Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook tortellini in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, and rinse under cold water.
  • 3   In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar to make the dressing.
  • 4   In a large bowl, combine broccoli, tortellini, bacon, raisins, sunflower seeds and red onion. Pour dressing over salad, and toss.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 16.1g 25%
    Saturated Fat 4.0g  
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 341mg 14%
Potassium 372mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 38.7g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 9g 18%
Sugars 18g  
Vitamin A 535IU  
Vitamin C 68mg  
Calcium 100mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 2mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 22mg  
Folate 50mcg