Mom’s Tortellini Salad

Well I’m on my way to PA to spend some time with my parents.  We will be celebrating my dads 60th birhtday with a family picnic.  I am sure moms Tortellini Salad will be a guest of honor.  Its probably one of the simplest take along foods, and always a crowd pleaser.

2 containers of  cheese tortellini, or one family sized (in the refrigerator section)
1/2 pint of cherry tomatoes
small jar of sliced olives
1 cup of shredded three cheese blend
small bottle of  Italian dressing

Cook the pasta per the package instructions

While the pasta is cooking:
Slice the tomatoes in half
Drain the olives

Drain the pasta and transfer to a large mixing bowl, cool.  Tip: add a little of the  dressing and stir to keep the pasta from sticking to itself.

Once the pasta is cooled mix in the tomatoes, olives, cheese and half the bottle of dressing.

Serve cold or a room temp and enjoy!