Monday, August 29, 2011

Pesto Pepper Tortellini

Yummy, yummy, yummy...that describes this new dish that I made last week! The best part about it, is that I see SO MANY variations to it. It was great the way I made it, but I can definitely see myself adding some ingredients next time.


Pesto Pepper Tortellini

1 package (19 oz) frozen cheese tortellini

1/2 cup julienned sweet red pepper (I glanced too quickly at this recipe on the way to the grocery store and picked up a red bell was great though!)

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup butter

2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup ground walnuts

2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil (I used fresh)

1 tablespoon chopped green onion or chives

Prepare tortellini according to package directions.

Meanwhile, saute red pepper and garlic in butter until pepper is crisp-tender.

Stir in cream, cook for 8-10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add the walnuts, basil and onion; heat through.
Drain tortellini; add to sauce and toss to coat.

Again, SO YUMMY!!! I am a huge mushroom fan, so I think they would be a fantastic addition to this. Also, if you wanted to add some chicken, I think it would be great also! Enjoy! :)

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