Tortellini With Chili-Tomato Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

My mom was cleaning out one of her closets and came across several folders full of recipes that she had clipped from magazines and newpapers over the years. I'm not sure what publication this is from but it's really good. You can use canned jalapenos if you don't have fresh.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and rinse with warm water, then transfer to a serving bowl and keep warm.
  2. Put pine nuts in a medium saucepan and shake gently over medium heat until lightly browned. Transfer to a small bowl.
  3. Heat oil in the same saucepan over medium-high heat. Add jalapenos and garlic and saute, stirring often, 2 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes and their liquid. Bring to a full boil, then reduce heat and boil gently for about 5 minutes.
  5. Boil heavy cream in a small saucepan for about 3 minute, or until reduced by half. Stir into the tomato sauce.
  6. Pour sauce over tortellini; sprinkle with pine nuts and olives.
Most Helpful

Such an easy and tasty dinner! I substituted portabella ravioli as I wanted a veggie meal and thought the portabella's would have a similar feel to meat. Otherwise made to description. Served with garlic bread and a tossed salad.

sofie-a-toast June 27, 2012

I made this dish as a thank you to loof for adopting me during PAC and it was very good! I topped it with some sliced avocado and freshly ground black pepper. Very simple and very tasty. Thanks for sharing! :)

rickoholic83 October 06, 2009

loof this was such a delicious lunch my daughter and I had yesterday. I used jalapeno's fresh from my garden :) but I only added 1 tablespoon, and the heat was perfect. Instead of diced tomatoes I used puree tomatoes that I had in a container in the fridge that needed using up. I also finished the dish with some grated Parmesan . It was yummy. And I will make again

daisygrl64 August 29, 2009