Pesto Pepper Tortellini

Pesto Pepper Tortellini


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


servings 947 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • 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 ma...

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 ...

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 DEFINIT...

Yum! I sautéed mushrooms with the garlic (in olive oil instead of butter). I also used just milk (less than called for) instead of cream and added some Parmesan cheese to help thicken the sauc...

I didnt like this at all but the hubby loved it. He asked me to make this one again. I didnt care for the sauce.

This was a good recipe for a base but I made lots of changes. First of all I sauteed the garlic and peppers in olive oil. I used half and half and after reading other reviews I thickened with co...

This turned out very nicely, although I did make a couple moderations. I used both red and yellow peppers simply for colour. I also used oil instead of butter. Before adding the cream to the sk...

I served this with grated cheddar on top. The kids really enjoyed it. While I like red peppers, I think I'd prefer it with some other vegetable such as perhaps broccoli.

This was a great dish! I have little ones & they loved it! It was easy to make & was a change of pace of the "normal meals" we have. This is a must add to your recipe box.