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    Pesto Tortellini

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    25 mins

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    15 mins

    mandabears's Note:

    This is good as an appetizer, serve with toothpicks or as a very good pasta salad. I first tried this recipe for Stephanie's Bat Mitzvah.

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    Serves: 4


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    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Chop parsley in a blender or food processor.
    2. 2
      With motor still running, add pine nuts, garlic cloves, basil and salt.
    3. 3
      Continue processing until garlic is finely chopped.
    4. 4
      Slowly drizzle in olive oil.
    5. 5
      Then stop machine and fold in parmesan cheese.
    6. 6
      Cook tortellini according to package directions.
    7. 7
      Drain and toss with sauce.
    8. 8
      Serve as an appetizer at room temperature with toothpicks.
    9. 9
      Or serve chilled as a salad.
    10. 10
      Can also serve warm as a pasta dish.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 17, 2008


      I used pre-made pesto & whole wheat tortellini. I tried a small bowl warm, and then refrigerated the rest. I took the cold leftovers as lunch with me the next day... it was so tasty and even better then! definitely a keeper, very versatile. thanks!

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    • on May 08, 2007


      A lifesaver! We hadn't been to the grocery store in a while and I was scrounging for something to make for dinner last night. I was delighted to find a tasty-looking recipe that had such staple ingredients. We substituted the spaghetti for tortellini (since that's what we had) and halved the oil. It was still a bit oily for my tastes. I might substitute some water for some of the oil next time. The taste, though, was absolutely fantastic!

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    • on January 26, 2007


      I loved it; this is definitely going to be a make-again recipe. I will change one thing though; I thought the 2/3 cup of olive oil was FAR too much. Please note however that I am not one for fatty foods. I will definitely make this with 1/2 cup next time, maybe even less. Thank you so much for the recipe, mandabears! =)

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    Nutritional Facts for Pesto Tortellini

    Serving Size: 1 (188 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 786.0
    Calories from Fat 483
    Total Fat 53.7 g
    Saturated Fat 11.6 g
    Cholesterol 58.6 mg
    Sodium 1172.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 56.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 1.6 g
    Protein 21.8 g

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