Creamy Tortellini

Dress up plain tortellini with vegetables and a white wine cream sauce for an easy weeknight meal.

White platter with blue plate full of tortellini covered in a white wine sauce, green peas, diced red bell pepper, and basil, garnished with a sprig of basil. There is a fork on the plate beside the tortellini.

White platter with blue plate full of tortellini covered in a white wine sauce, green peas, diced red bell pepper, and basil, garnished with a sprig of basil. There is a fork on the plate beside the tortellini.

Creamy Tortellini

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 5 servings
Calories per Serving: 634
Print Pin
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Dress up plain tortellini with vegetables and a white wine cream sauce for an easy weeknight meal.

Ingredients

  • 19 oz. frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • olive oil as needed
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh basil, to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare tortellini according to package directions.
  • While the tortellini is cooking, sauté the onion and red pepper in olive oil in a large fry pan until tender. Add garlic and sauté a couple more minutes. Add peas and heat through.
  • Remove vegetables from skillet and set aside. Melt butter in the same skillet and add wine. Simmer the butter and wine together for a minute or two, then add half and half. Gradually add in the Parmesan cheese, mixing well.
  • Season the sauce with salt and fresh basil to taste.
  • After the tortellini has cooked, drain it and return it to the pan. Add the sauce and vegetables, mix well, and serve.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley

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Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

Mary Ann loves cooking and she loves planning/organizing, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. She believes her mission for the meal plans is being fulfilled when visitors let her know that she has helped them save time and money by teaching them to plan ahead and become more efficient in the kitchen.

When Mary Ann is not cooking, she enjoys reading, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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