Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pesto Pepper Tortellini

Using the frozen tortellini puts this easily into the yummy quick fix category. My kind of meal, these days.
Pesto Pepper Tortellini

From: Taste of Home Simple and Delicious Cookbook

1 pkg. (19 oz.) frozen cheese tortellini
1/2 cup sweet red pepper, julienned
1 1/2 tsp. garlic, minced
2 Tbs. butter
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup walnuts, ground (I used pecans because I highly prefer them)
2 Tbs. fresh basil, minced
1 Tbs. green onion, chopped

Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, 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.

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