Herbed Artichoke Cheese Tortellini Recipe
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Herbed Artichoke Cheese Tortellini Recipe

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This flavor-packed meatless recipe features tomatoes, black olives and artichoke hearts tossed with tender cheese tortellini. —Karen Anzelc, Peoria, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Italian diced tomatoes
  • 2 jars (6-1/2 ounces each) marinated quartered artichoke hearts
  • 2 packages (9 ounces each) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons minced fresh or 2 to 4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup: 465 calories, 28g fat (7g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 1050mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. Drain tomatoes, reserving 2/3 cup juice; set aside. Drain artichokes, reserving 3/4 cup liquid; chop and set aside.
  2. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onions, parsley, basil, garlic, oregano and pepper flakes in oil for 4-5 minutes or until onions are tender. Add the reserved tomatoes, tomato juice and artichoke liquid.
  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or until slightly thickened. Drain tortellini; add to tomato mixture. Stir in the olives, salt and reserved artichokes; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Artichoke Cheese Tortellini in Simple & Delicious July/August 2008, p51

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Bonito User ID: 1630276 102680
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"This is one of my favorites, I love anything artichoke and this hit the spot"

alysonrogers111 User ID: 5619168 66859
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2014

"Fresh looking and tasting, but a little bland. I put sliced Italian Sausage on it though, and that was excellent."

sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 148462
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"Yum! I added some thawed & drained spinach for an easy one dish meal!"

hunter6295 User ID: 1021074 82798
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"Absolutely fabulous!! The only change I made was that I used a large can of crushed tomatoes instead of diced. I didn't have them on hand. I also used grated Parmesan instead of shredded. Will most definitely make again."

RaOwBe User ID: 705805 64564
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"This was fantastic!"

arkaplinger User ID: 4995500 133381
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"This recipe was GREAT! I also used grated Parmesan cheese and it tasted fine. Even my husband (who thinks any meal without meat can't be considered dinner) loved this! Thanks for a great Meatless Monday recipe!"

mistidoll8 User ID: 5346180 155175
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"I forgot to mention in my first review that I always use grated parmesan instead of shredded. It's cheaper and melts into the meal."

mistidoll8 User ID: 5346180 64563
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"This recipe is excellent! My 7 year old daughter who doesn't like olives clears her plate. And my husband who is a meat eater through and through loves this recipe! It doesn't reheat well so I cut the recipe in half and usually double the artichokes (2 jars in half the recipe) because the artichokes make it a little meatier."

ktbaby22 User ID: 6749039 71127
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"Delicious, amazing, easy, and fast! Even my husband who doesn't like artichokes, loved this recipe. I was looking for an easy pasta recipe that was outside of what I typically make. This was perfect--adding it to my regularly used recipe collection!"

mills0372 User ID: 1134801 60769
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"My family loved it! Except for using grated parmesan instead of shredded (only because I had no shredded on hand), I made the recipe as written and it was awesome. Can't wait to try it with the shredded parmesan. Very flavorful--especially for a recipe that is so quick and easy. Will definitely be one of our family's regulars!"

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