Frozen tortellini is one of our favorite shortcuts to keep on hand. It lasts for months, ready for you to turn into lunch, dinner, or a snack at a moment’s notice. Serve it in broth or a creamy stick-to-your-ribs dinner soup. Toss it with pasta sauce or a light vinaigrette. Serve it warm or cold. Bake it into a hearty casserole or air fry it for a quick snack. The possibilities are endless.
This chilled pasta salad is our favorite picnic preparation: it’s the perfect make-ahead dinner or potluck crowd-pleaser. Mix everything together or toss the tortellini with the dressing and serve the rest of the mix-ins on the side for a kid-friendly choose-your-own-adventure. And of course, you can always shortcut the dressing and use your favorite store-bought Italian.Print