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Tortellini Antipasto Pasta Salad with Newman’s Own Dressing

Cheese Tortellini Antipasto Pasta Salad is full of salami, mozzarella cheese, black olives, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts and is easy to make with a bottle of Newman’s Own Salad Dressing. This pasta salad makes the perfect side for a summer picnic or cookout.

Tortellini Antipasto Pasta Salad in a blue bowl.

In 1982 Paul Newman began bottling his homemade salad dressing in wine bottles to give to neighbors as holiday gifts. That act of holiday gift giving has since grown into a company offering a full line of salad dressings and other products.

Pasta Salad topped with basil in blue bowl.

Newman’s Own Salad Dressings which include Balsamic, Olive Oil and Vinegar, Family Recipe Italian, Ranch, Creamy Caesar, and others, are a wonderful way to flavor up your family meals. They need not just be used as a topping for green salad. Try the Balsamic as a marinade for steak or grilled chicken, the Creamy Caesar makes a wonderful addition to a wrap, and of course Ranch always makes a popular dip for chicken strips.

I’ve used the Family Recipe Italian for this Cheese Tortellini Antipasto Pasta Salad, but any of the dressings can be used to create an easy and delicious pasta salad.

Tortellini Antipasto Pasta Salad in serving bowl.

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Tortellini Antipasto Recipe Tip

Only cook the tortellini to al dente. It will soak up some of the dressing which will make it softer in texture. If you overcook the tortellini, it will have a soggy texture.


This pasta salad will keep in the refrigerator for about 3 days, but the tortellini soak the dressing up over time and get softer in texture.

Tortellini Pasta Salad in blue serving bowl.

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Tortellini Antipasto Pasta Salad

Cheese Tortellini Antipasto Pasta Salad is full of salami, mozzarella cheese, black olives, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts.
PREP: 20 minutes


  • 1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped salami or pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mini mozzarella cheese balls
  • 1/3 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup Newman's Own Family Recipe Italian Dressing
  • fresh basil


  • Cook tortellini according to package directions, but only cook to al dente. Drain well.
  • Combine tortellini in a large bowl with red onion, salami, artichoke hearts, mozzarella cheese, olives, and tomatoes.
  • Add 1/3 cup of salad dressing, toss to coat and refrigerate for 1 hour. Just before serving add additional dressing to taste.


Calories: 295kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta salad

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Originally posted June 15, 2015.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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  2. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    I recently fell in love with tortellini pasta salads and now I’m looking for any and every new version! I am definitely gonna have to try this beauty for our next cook-out! Love all the antipasto goodness you loaded into it!

  3. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

    What an amazingly refreshing looking pasta salad. Loving this fun treat!

  4. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    This looks so awesome! I love all the little salty Italian bits– some of my fave foods. 🙂 And tortellini salads are just perfect for summer potlucks!

  5. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    This would be absolutely perfect to bring to a summer picnic. I love that pepperocini on top!

  6. Love this tortellini pasta, Christin. The antipasto twist sounds amazing and I love Newman’s dressing and all the charities they support.

  7. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    This is the perfect summer side dish! I just LOVE tortellini but have never had it in a pasta salad — I”ll definitely have to try this!

  8. I love tortellinis, they’re my favorite pasta by far! Love the antipasto spin on it too, this looks delicious!

  9. Thao @ In Good Flavor

    Newman’s Own Family Recipe Italian is my favorite jarred dressing! I can almost drink the stuff..almost. This pasta salad looks delectable, Kristin! I can eat it all summer long.

  10. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Oh what a gorgeous salad, Christin! Antipasto ones are my favorite, and I’m loving that you used tortellini. That dressing sounds just perfect, too! Pinned!

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