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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Tortellini Salad

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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Tortellini Salad will soon become your go-to pasta salad for your next get together as it combines tortellini, cheddar cheese, bacon, tomatoes that are then tossed in a delicious buttermilk ranch dressing. 

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Tortellini Salad 

When we are having a get together during the summer I always feel like a good pasta salad is a MUST, but it has to be easy! That is why I always choose my Italian Pasta Salad, my Caesar Pasta Salad, or this incredibly easy Bacon Cheddar Ranch Tortellini Salad! 

bacon cheddar ranch tortellini salad

Let me tell you, you are absolutely going to love this Tortellini salad! It requires zero cooking and is perfect to make and serve on the hottest days of the year! It is creamy, crunchy, and delicious all in one bite. Your guests will be scraping the bowl to enjoy every last bite of it! 

How to Make Bacon Cheddar Ranch Tortellini Salad 

  • In a large mixing bowl, add tortellini, cheese, bacon, tomatoes, salt & pepper.
add all the ingredients
  • Pour in ranch dressing and mix well.
pour the ranch dressing
  • Serve & enjoy. 
bacon cheddar ranch tortellini salad

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Any cheddar cheese will do! If you want a rich cheese, opt for sharp cheese. 
  • You can shred the cheese rather than chunk it if you prefer. 
  • There are several different varieties of Tortelli, grab your favorite one when it comes to this recipe. If you have never bought Tortellini before, the 4 cheese variety is a great option. 
  • You can use precooked bacon for this salad or whip up some bacon in the Ninja Foodi Grill really quick! 
  • I use bottled ranch, but you can easily make your own homemade buttermilk ranch if you prefer. 
  • If you want to make this salad a complete meal, you can easily add up to 2 cups of cooked chicken. 
bacon cheddar ranch tortellini salad

Storage

You will want to store your leftover salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

Can I make Tortellini Salad Ahead of time?

Yes! This is the perfect salad to make ahead of time. As it sits in the fridge, the flavors really begin to meld together nicely. If you are making this ahead of time, add half the buttermilk Ranch now and the other half before serving. You can make this up to 24 hours ahead of time. I try to make it the morning that I am serving it. 

bacon cheddar ranch tortellini salad

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Tortellini Salad

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Tortellini Salad will soon become your go-to pasta salad for your next get together as it combines tortellini, cheddar cheese, bacon, tomatoes that are then tossed in a delicious buttermilk ranch dressing.

Ingredients

  • 8oz Cheddar Cheese (cubbed)
  • 16oz Bottle Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
  • 10-12 Strips Cooked Bacon (Sliced)
  • 1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes (Sliced)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • 19oz Tortellini (thawed)

Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl, add tortellini, cheese, bacon, tomatoes, salt & pepper.
    2. Pour in ranch dressing and mix well.
    3. Serve & enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 653Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 1299mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 23g

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