Pesto Pepper Tortellini

Pesto Pepper Tortellini

Julie 0

"This is a delicious, creamy, tasty pasta, perfect for entertaining! The walnuts are optional - I've never used them and it STILL tastes amazing!"

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 947 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 947 kcal
  • 47%
  • Fat:
  • 78.7 g
  • 121%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.6g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 17.3 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 255 mg
  • 85%
  • Sodium:
  • 543 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Prepare tortellini according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute red pepper and garlic in butter or margarine until pepper is crisp and tender. Stir in cream and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add walnuts, basil and onion and heat through.
  3. Drain tortellini, add to sauce and toss to coat. Serve with your favorite garnish.
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  1. 24 Ratings


Although this recipe is similar to so many others that I have tried from this site, there was something about it that I found it to be tooo rich. I couldn't eat alot (and luckily, it doesn't make alot). It wasn't bad, and it had taste but I'm not sure if I will make this one again. I added some green bell peppers and some fresh sliced mushrooms. Perhaps the addition of grilled chicken strips? Or maybe the use of half and half or even less whipping cream? Or maybe, you just have to have a love for tortellini to like this. As for us, my daughter and I barely finished our plates and my boyfriend helped himeself to leftovers in the fridge instead of trying this.


I followed the recipe exactly, minus the walnuts. I served sliced Italian sausage on the side, and garlic bread. This was sooooooo good, and my husband loved it too. I will be adding this to my regular menu!


I did not follow the recipe exactly. I added chicken. & parmesan cheese into the sauce (alot of It). I made homemade garlic bread along with it. It turned out AMAZING. very filling. WILL DEFINITLY DO AGAIN