Cheese Tortellini With Basil Sauce

"11/20/13 UPDATE: Finally got around to making this and it was easy and delicious! I used mushroom filled pasta and YUM! Found this in The Healthy Heart Cookbook. Sounds good and easy!"
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  • Cook tortellini according to package. Drain, keep warm.
  • Combine rest of ingredients in a small saucepan, bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, simmer 5 minutes. Stir in parmesan.
  • Transfer sauce to serving bowl and add tortellini.

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  1. I'mPat
    Well this was rated from 0 to 5 I liked it but didn't love it the DH didn't like it at all and the DM and DS thought it was fantastic, I used a veal tortellini (tri colour) and Jensens Organic basil and garlic pasta sauce (maybe a bad choice as it was very rich so maybe a pasata sauce would be better) and as my lot hate parmesan I used a cheddar cheese (could possibly do with more). For a midweek meal it is fantastic as the tortellini only takes 5 minutes to cook once you have your water boiling so can be on the table super fast. Thank you nemokitty, made for Everyday A Holiday tag game.
  2. Tisme
    I made this using my own tomato sauce recipe using fresh homegrown tomatoe's and also fresh basil and oregano. I could not find just cheese tortellini, so used cheese and ham, which went so great with the sauce.<br/>I made this for myself for dinner and enjoyed it very much. The other member's of the family had lamb (which I do not eat) but came up for seconds with the tortellini and also enjoyed it.<br/>....................I just managed to save some for leftover's for today! lol<br/>A very easy recipe to make with wonderful flavours from the fresh herbs. <br/>For anyone making this ~ I do think using fresh herb's would make a big difference to this recipe, but you can't beat this recipe for simplicity, ease and flavour.<br/>Thanks nemokitty.
  3. Sydney Mike
    We love cheese tortellini any number of ways, & thought it would be nice to try your very simple recipe! Easy to put together & tasty, too, & with 2 out of 2, that makes for a winner in my book! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hits recipe tag]
  4. Boomette
    This is a great recipe. Very easy to do. It would taste better with fresh herbs. Something was missing. Maybe just a touch of cream. Thanks Nemokitty :) Made for Make My Recipe tag game
  5. JackieOhNo!
    This was a simple, healthful recipe. I used whole-wheat cheese tortellini and fresh herbs from the garden. It went together very quick, but I would say it would really serve 2 as a main dish. Thanks for sharing!



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