Recipe

Pesto Tortellini

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4-6

Simplicity is the key in this quick and tasty weekday meal!

Ingredients

Tortellini

  • 1 pound frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 basket cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup basil pesto (use recipe below or buy prepared pesto)
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Pesto

  • 2 cups loosely packed basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts or almonds
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Cook the tortellini as directed and drain.
  2. Toss the tortellini with the basil pesto and tomatoes.
  3. Garnish with the shredded cheese.
  4. For the pesto: In a food processor, combine the garlic, basil, pine nuts, cheese, salt and pepper and pulse until coarsely chopped. Slowly add the olive oil and pulse to form a thick paste.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with Caesar salad and crusty bread.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: 679 calories, 39 g. fat, 81 mg. cholesterol, 59 mg. carbohydrate, 15 g. dietary fiber, 30 g. protein, 814 mg. sodium.