Tortellini With Tomato Basil Cream Sauce

Tortellini Cooked

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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 portions (4 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
806 Calories
59g Fat
55g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 portions (4 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 806
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 59g 75%
Saturated Fat 30g 151%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 393mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 19g
Calcium 249mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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


  • 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

Steps 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.