Creamy Herbed Goat Cheese & Tortellini Salad

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This creamy herbed goat cheese & tortellini salad is the perfect fall dinner or side salad!

Goat cheese salad

I am addicted to horror movies. Is that weird? Now that it’s October, I can’t watch anything that doesn’t leave me sweating, jumping out of my seat or on edge for the rest of the day. I’ve always been a scary movie junkie, though. For as long as I can remember, they’ve been the genre of movies I’ve just drawn to. Maybe it’s because I watched them from a VERY young age.

Tortellini salad

My parents would invite my aunts and uncles over, drink too much wine and then put on a movie so us kids wouldn’t run around the house, break things and eat spoonfuls of sugar. One night? They chose The Shining. My cousin Liz and I weren’t horribly scared, but my older cousin Curt was in TEARS. He couldn’t sleep in his bedroom for weeks because he swore he saw the dead twin girls staring at him from his bathroom. Even since then though, my cousin Liz and I have been obsessed with watching scary movies. One night we watched all 3 of the Pet Cemetery movies, alone, in the basement of her 1800’s house.

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I just love the thrill of being scared. This is also why I drag E to every possible haunted house in the area, force him to watch scary movies with me and suggest we go visit old insane asylums and stay the night. This is also why I watch ridiculously scary shows about people being haunted. Like I am right now. Which is probably why my heart is beating out of my chest and I just screamed because the dishwasher buzzed.

Herbed Goat Cheese & Tortellini Salad

Anyone else a scary movie and haunted house junkie? Or am I just a little nuts?

Grab the recipe for this herbed goat cheese & tortellini salad here!

Nutritional information per serving (about 1/2 cup):

Calories: 291.75
Fat: 10 grams
Carbohydrates: 35 grams
Fiber: 4.25 grams
Protein: 14 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 7

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  1. Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
    Goat cheese. Yes. Fabulous pasta salad!
  2. Posted by Meagan @ A Zesty Bite on
    Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
    HAHA I hate horror movies. I literally give myself nightmares.

    I just bought some tortellini today at the store and goat cheese. Looks like I've got everything I need.
  3. Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
    Oh YUM. You had me at 'goat cheese' and then when you said 'tortellini' I just about melted. This looks so gorgeous!
  4. Posted by Abbe on
    Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
    I love goat cheese. I had a student who brought in fresh goat cheese from her grandmother's goat one year, and it was absolutely divine. Though i've never tasted a goat cheese I didn't love. Thanks for sharing :)
  5. Friday, October 4th, 2013
    I love having pasta salads like this for lunch. This looks awesome!
  6. Posted by Beth Young on
    Monday, October 7th, 2013
    This looks yummy! Will be trying it out my Italian friends!
  7. Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
    Oh yes! This is totally my kind of salad! Looks absolutely delicious, Claire. Going to check out your recipe now!
  8. Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
    I don't normally care about horror flicks either, but not during the month of October! AMC Fear Fest, ABC's 13 Nights of Halloween, it all makes me so happy! As does this delicious bowl of tortellini!