Beat the Summer Heat with This Recipe


I love this recipe because it is so versatile.  Whether it be for company, going to a pot luck dinner or because I just don’t feel like cooking or eating a hot meal during those temperature sizzling days, this recipe won’t disappoint.


3 packages (250 g) of Cheese Tortellini

2 (6.5 ounce) Marinated Artichoke Hearts, drained & chopped

2 (6 ounce) can Sliced Black Olives

10-20 Cherry Tomatoes, halved

Variations: to make it a meal rather than a side:  Add Pepperoni, Provolone or Mozzarella Cheese, thawed frozen & chopped spinach, fresh basil

Suggestions:  Serve with Italian bread or baguettes

 To make Dressing:

¼ cup Vinegar

3 Tbsp. Water

½ cup oil

1 (0.7 ounce) package Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing & Recipe Mix


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Cook tortellini at a boil, stirring occasionally, until the pasta floats to the top and the filling is hot, 6 to 8 minutes; drain. Rinse tortellini with cold water until completely cooled; drain and transfer to a large bowl.

Stir in ingredients desired and toss with Good Seasons salad dressing.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Add more Italian dressing just before serving, if desired.



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Comments (2)

  1. Going to try this over the weekend!

    August 22, 2019 at 4:43 am
  2. This is one of my “go to’s”. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. You can also use your own favorite dressings rather than the Good Seasons one in the recipe. Enjoy!

    August 22, 2019 at 6:45 am

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