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Smokey Chipotle Pasta Salad

Prep Time 20 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 20 oz. cheese tortellini pasta [I used Buitoni fresh pasta from the dairy case]
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
  • 2 oz. Chipotle Cheddar* cheese cubed
  • 2 oz. Smoked Gouda* cheese cubed
  • 1 medium zucchini sliced and quartered
  • 1 large or 2 small yellow squash sliced and quartered
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup whole or 2% milk
  • 4 T vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh basil for garnish


  • Cook pasta according to package directions and drain well. Let cool.
  • Saute squash in olive oil over medium high heat cook and brown.
  • Mix mayonnaise with milk and vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place tortellini in a large bowl and toss with dressing. Add cheese, squash and tomatoes. Toss gently to combine. Refrigerate for several hours before serving. Garnish with basil leaves or chiffonade~


*adjust proportion of hot and smokey cheese to your preference or use all of one kind
Keyword pasta salad, smokey Chipotle pasta salad, tortellini, tortellini salad