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Pesto Pepper Tortellini Recipe

Pesto Pepper Tortellini Recipe

"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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 771 calories, 61g fat (35g saturated fat), 199mg cholesterol, 449mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.

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hspin User ID: 7182330 55968
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

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

lstoyko User ID: 5888908 83900
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"My husband and I greatly enjoy this dish!"

serendipity1212 User ID: 123772 55954
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2013

"This is fantastic!"

mn.chickadee User ID: 2489415 31414
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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