Garth's Pasta Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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12 ounces rotini pasta

12 ounces fresh spinach and cheese tortellini 

2 dozen grape tomatoes, halved

1 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

10 ounces Cheddar, shredded 

3 tablespoons olive oil 


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add the rotini, reduce to a low boil and cook to the desired doneness, about 10 minutes, adding the tortellini during the last 6 minutes of cooking. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Toss the tomatoes with the salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. While the pasta is still warm, add the tomatoes, Cheddar and oil and toss to combine. Serve warm.