Cheddar Bacon Ranch Tortellini Salad
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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Tortellini Salad

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword cheddar-bacon-ranch-tortellini-salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 3 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 20 oz refrigerated or frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 0.4 oz package dry buttermilk ranch salad dressing mix i.e. Hidden Valley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 lb bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 bunch green onion thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Cook the tortellini in salted water per the package instructions. Drain well and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, sour cream, ranch dressing mix, garlic power, onion powder, lemon pepper and dill. 
  • Toss cooked tortellini with dressing. Mix well. Add cheese, bacon, and green onion to the bowl. Mix until evenly coated. (May reserve some of each to garnish, if desired) 
  • Serve immediately warm or place into the fridge to chill for several hours before serving. Garnish as desired.