Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
Yield
Makes 4 servings

This is a twist on a Caesar salad--including the croutons scattered on top.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.

Step 2

Stir together dressing and next 4 ingredients in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) 1 minute and 20 seconds to 1 minute and 30 seconds or until warm, stirring at 30-second intervals.

Step 3

Combine hot cooked pasta and red pepper strips in a serving bowl. Pour dressing mixture evenly over pasta mixture. Top with croutons, and serve immediately.

Step 4

*Dried porcini mushroom tortelloni or refrigerated three-cheese tortellini may be substituted.

Step 5

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Barilla Ricotta and Asparagus Tortelloni, Wishbone Creamy Caesar Dressing, and Cardini's Gourmet Cut Caesar Croutons.

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Ratings & Reviews

jnjhill's Review

jnjhill
May 24, 2009
This recipe is worth a try. I wasn't able to find the asparagus and ricotta tortelloni, so used three cheese instead. It needs something to cut the richness if using cheese tortellini- perhaps romaine lettuce, spinach or fresh asparagus. I will probably cut the dressing in half next time.

DarkFaery's Review

DarkFaery
November 24, 2008
It's a very good recipe. I added two chicken breasts. I didn't use specified tortelloni. Instead I used one bag of spinach and ricotta tortelloni and one bag of three cheese tortelloni. I would also add a little more dressing if it sits awhile or if you have leftovers.