Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I love the combination of cream cheese and pesto, so I tried this and it worked!! It has been one of my favorite dishes to make. I use it as a main dish but it could certainly be a side dish.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (9 ounce) package tortellini, refrigerated kind, I prefer sausage filled
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons pesto sauce


  1. cook tortellini according to package instructions.
  2. while tortellini is cooking, mix cream cheese and pesto together so it is very soft.
  3. drain tortellini and return to pot.
  4. Add cream cheese mixture and toss very gently.
  5. serve right away, it cools quickly.
Most Helpful

Delicious! I used a 20 oz package of whole wheat cheese tortellini and low-fat cream cheese. That made the sauce the perfect consistency! This tastes like a fancy alfredo dish but without all the fuss -- my toddler loves it too! Thanks so much for sharing - it's a keeper!

megs_ August 19, 2012

The taste is great. But it's a bit too thick. So it would be great with milk or cream added to it. Thanks appetizerqueen :) Made for Cookbook tag game

Boomette May 17, 2012

I used 1/2 the cream cheese and threw in some red pepper flakes on five cheese tortellini. I added a touch of lemon zest as garnish and it really brightened it up. Served it with baked fish and a green salad. It was delicious and easy. Be sure and leave the tortellini al dente. I got busy and didn't. Still tasted delicious.

AQueen January 16, 2011