Pesto Pepper Tortellini Recipe
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Pesto Pepper Tortellini Recipe

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"This is a shortcut version of a rich, creamy pasta dish I enjoyed on a vacation trip," shares Mickie Taft of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It's versatile, too--serve it as an awesome meatless entree or a special side dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup ground walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion or chives

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 771 calories, 61 g fat (35 g saturated fat), 199 mg cholesterol, 449 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein.


  1. Prepare tortellini according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute red pepper in butter until pepper is crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in cream; cook for 8-10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. Add the walnuts, basil and onion; heat through. Drain tortellini; add to sauce and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pesto Pepper Tortellini in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p54

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"Very good and deliciius. Ignore the one star review, that person admitted they never even made it!"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"My husband and I greatly enjoy this dish!"

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2013

"This is fantastic!"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"Haven't tried this and wont. The calories, cholesterol, and the sodium levels are too high even for a basically healthy person."

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