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Turn pizza night into party night with this delicious Caprese Tortellini Salad. This recipe is the perfect quick side dish for a tailgate, weeknight dinner or party.
Friday nights in the fall in our small town mean one thing – it’s a football night. High school football a pretty big deal in our town. Football is my family’s favorite sport. We love to go and cheer on my nephew who is a senior this year on the team. Up until last year, watching our local high school football game was two-fold. We would get to see our daughter Gabrielle perform as a member of the high school marching band during the halftime show and we would get to see nephew Kevin do his best out on the field as a safety and wide receiver. Now that Gabby has graduated and has moved onto college, we still take pride in watching Kevin play.
Friday night is always pizza night in our home. Since football season is in full swing, I don’t often have time to make pizza from scratch or order out. We have to get to the game! This is where Tony’s® Pizzeria Style Pepperoni Pizza comes in. It’s quick, delicious and pairs perfectly with a side of Caprese Tortellini Salad. Right now, Tony’s is giving you a chance to win $3,000 in cash prizes and hundreds of Walmart gift cards – what a great way to support your community!
Pizza is also AJ’s favorite meal, so naturally, I like to keep Tony’s in the freezer. Tony’s Pizza has been serving authentic pizzeria style pizza for over 50 years. Since the 1960’s Tony’s has taken great pride in serving communities with layers of light, crispy, crunchy crust topped with sauce made from real tomatoes and covered in 100% real mozzarella cheese with all your favorite toppings.
Living on a 700-acre farm, I love to incorporate farm fresh veggies that we grow into my recipes. Tomatoes and fresh basil team up to turn ordinary tortellini into a robust caprese salad.
This recipe is mixed with a simple dressing. It’s perfect for any occasion because it can be prepared ahead of time. It’s a twist on a classic pasta salad because the cheese tortellini adds an extra level of flavor. Be sure to make some for you next football tailgate!
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Caprese Tortellini Salad
Yield 4 Servings
Turn pizza night into party night with this delicious Caprese Tortellini Salad. This recipe is the perfect quick side dish for a weeknight dinner or party.
- 16-ounce package fresh or frozen cheese tortellini, cooked according to package directions
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup ciligenie (fresh mozzarella balls), halved
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and let cool.
Whisk dressing ingredients together and set aside.
In a medium bowl, add tortellini, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Pour dressing over and gently toss.
Courses Side Dish