Tortellini With Light Basil Sauce

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READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by cricketbird

This is a wonderful, quick recipe. I found this in the Daily News paper many, many years ago, and it's still a favorite. Although this is the original recipe as I found it, it does double very easily, which helped when my kids got older and ate more! When I'm really in a rush, I have left out the ham and walnuts, and have added frozen peas instead to the tortellini during the last few minutes that it's boiling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. If you choose to add frozen peas, add just a few minutes before tortellini is done.
  2. Meanwhile, place cream or milk, basil, Miracle Whip, cheese, garlic, salt and pepper into blender or food processor.
  3. Cover and process until smooth.
  4. Blend in egg yolk.
  5. Drain tortellini, return to pot.
  6. Add basil sauce, ham, and walnuts, toss well.
  7. Cook over low heat until heated through.

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