Tortellini With Tomato Basil Cream Sauce

Tortellini Cooked
Cooked Tortellini. Manuel Riguer/Moment/Getty Images
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings

This cheese tortellini is served with a simple tomato and basil cream sauce. A little Parmesan cheese garnishes this dish.

What You'll Need

  • 1 can/14.5 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon bouillon (chicken)
  • 4 teaspoons basil (dried)
  • 2 teaspoons parsley (fresh, minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups cream (heavy)
  • 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (fresh grated)
  • 1 pound cheese tortellini (cooked)
  • Garnish: parsley, freshly grated Parmesan cheese

How to Make It

  1. Combine tomatoes with the chicken bouillon granules, basil, 2 teaspoons parsley, and pepper.
  2. Sauté the garlic in olive oil; add the crushed tomato mixture and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add cream and bring to a gentle boil; add the 4 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Stir well; stir the tortellini into the sauce.
  4. Serve garnished with more fresh parsley and grated or shredded Parmesan cheese.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 806
Total Fat 59 g
Saturated Fat 30 g
Unsaturated Fat 21 g
Cholesterol 139 mg
Sodium 393 mg
Carbohydrates 55 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 19 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)