A Better Bacon Tortellini Salad

Oh father’s day. Another weekend in the summer months prime for cookouts, and family get-togethers. This past weekend saw me at a cookout/pool party thrown by my mother, and her boyfriend. As such, I was requested to bring a salad. With those instructions, I was off searching the internet for a good candidate.

After some digging, and crawling around on allrecipes.com, I settled on a Tortellini and Broccoli Salad.

Not one to settle for the standard, I took their recipe, and made it my own. Here’s the ingredients I used, and then followed their directions for putting the salad together.


  • 2 16oz. bags frozen tortellini
  • 2 crowns fresh broccoli
  • 1 bunch green onion
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 lb. maple bacon
  • 1 large bottle of Hidden Valley Bacon Ranch
  • salt and pepper to taste

Their recipe is almost identical accept for some ingredient amounts, and the use of coleslaw dressing instead of Ranch. I figured that you can never have enough bacon, and I really wanted my salad to pack a wallop. Well, the salad was a hit, and I was told that I’d have to make it again. Good enough for me I suppose. Try out the recipe at allrecipes.com, or give my variation a shack for a tasty summer barbecue salad.

Photo courtesy of allrecipes.com.


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