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Herbed Artichoke Cheese Tortellini

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


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


  • Drain tomatoes, reserving 2/3 cup juice. Drain artichoke hearts, reserving 3/4 cup marinade; chop artichokes.
  • In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, herbs, garlic and pepper flakes; cook and stir until onion is tender, 4-5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and reserved tomato juice and artichoke marinade; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened, 10-12 minutes. Meanwhile, cook tortellini according to package directions.
  • Drain tortellini; add to tomato mixture. Gently stir in olives, salt and artichoke hearts; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 474 calories, 28g fat (7g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 975mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • KristiBenshoof
    Mar 29, 2021

    This was a good "meatless Monday" meal for us. Since there are only 2 of us, I halved the recipe, which was very easy to do with these ingredients. As chickluvs2cook suggested, I added some broccoli. I cooked it in with the pasta for the last 3 minutes, to make it tender/crisp. We will be enjoying this one again.

  • chickluvs2cook
    Dec 30, 2018

    This is a quick and delicious recipe that is perfect for a busy night when dinner needs to get on the table quick. I also add broccoli or asparagus to get a veggie in too.

  • browns19fan
    Mar 22, 2018

    This was good but not great. I cut the recipe in half, used Italian sausage tortellini, and added mozzarella cheese in place of the Parmesan. It’s a good repertoire dish, since almost all of the ingredients can be pulled from your pantry or freezer at a moment’s notice.

  • Angel182009
    Mar 22, 2018

    this recipe wasn't bad but I thought it was missing something. I added some italian dressing to it and that was exactly what the dish needed to livin things up for my family.

  • Bonito
    Oct 11, 2014

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

  • alysonrogers111
    Feb 25, 2014

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

  • sugarcrystal
    Jan 2, 2014

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

  • hunter6295
    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
    Sep 10, 2013

    This was fantastic!

  • arkaplinger
    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!