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Layered Veggie Tortellini Salad

Prep Time

    •    Prep and cook time: 30 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 10


    •    2 cups fresh broccoli florets
    •    2 celery ribsm finely chopped
    •    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    •    1 package (16 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
    •    1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained

For the parmesan dressing:

    •    1 tsp dried thyme
    •    2 tbsps lemon juice
    •    3/4 cup mayonnaise
    •    2 tbsps heavy whipping cream
    •    3 tbsps grated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a 2-1/2-qt. glass bowl, layer the tortellini, broccoli, tomatoes, celery, olives and cheddar cheese.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients; spoon over salad, or serve alongside. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

This great family recipe is thanks to Taste-of-Home Recipes at


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