December 18, 2013

Easy Eats // Festive Tortellini Salad

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Christmas is ONE week away. One week! (in case you forgot)

I spent all of yesterday dashing around town to find an Ugly Christmas Sweater, dancing through stores to finish up Christmas shopping, and then prancing through Safeway at 6PM to pick up a package of Barilla Three Cheese Tortellini so that I could whip up one of my favorite "easy eats" for dinner.

With all of the rushing around that I anticipate you will be doing over the next week (yes. week. aaaah!), I thought that it would be much appreciated if I shared the recipe that I made last night. It's one of my absolute favorites because it's super yummy and can be on the dinner table in less than an hour.

1 package of Barilla Three Cheese Tortellini (shop at Safeway and receive $.75 off!)
cherry tomatoes
green olives
mozzarella balls
1 cup of your favorite Italian dressing
baby spinach
(amounts of each can be added to your liking!)

Prepare tortellini as directed on the package. Rinse with cold water.

Place cold tortellini, cherry tomatoes, green olives and mozzarella balls in a medium bowl. Pour in Italian dressing, and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Mix in pepperoni and baby spinach right before serving.

The combination of carbs, veggies, meat and cheese basically makes this dish a perfect meal ... and it just so happens that the colors match typical green and red holiday decor perfectly ;) And because nothing says "paaaaaar-taaaaay" quite like an appetizer on a stick (come on, I know you have at least ONE of them pinned on Pinterest!) you can also whip this up and make it fancy in a flash for your upcoming holiday get-together simply by threading each ingredient onto a wooden skewer.

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  1. Looks tasty! I'll have to pass this on to my mom!

  2. This is a wonderful recipe!! I LOVE tortellini!!! Thank you for sharing :)

  3. this looks so delicious! thanks so much for the share!!

  4. Yum! Tortellini is so freaking good. I am going to have to try this :)


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