Tortellini Rose

"This takes a bit of time to make, but the end result is amazing."
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  • Marinara: In a 2-quart sauce pan, over medium heat, cook onion and garlic till tender.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Heat to boiling, stir to break up tomatoes.
  • Reduce heat, simmer with cover on for about 20 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • I recommend blending it with a hand blender Alfredo Sauce: In small sauce pan, over medium low heat, melt butter.
  • Just before mixing with pasta, add cheese, stirring until it is melted.
  • Slowly add cream, heat until thoroughly mixed.
  • Add to pasta according to directions.
  • Pasta: Prepare Tortellini according to package directions.
  • In the meantime, melt butter, add onion and cook until clear.
  • Add tomatoes and mushrooms, cook until tender.
  • Add garlic and Marinara Sauce, heat until hot.
  • Add Alfredo Sauce, mix well until hot.
  • Add cooked Tortellini, mix well, and serve immediately.
  • Serves 6 generous portions.
  • NOTES: Marinara sauce can be prepared a day or two ahead.
  • Garlic is the secret to this dish so use as much as you want.
  • I usually adjust it according to who I serve it to.
  • We love garlic so I use lots!
  • I use a mixture of stuffed Tortellini, like Chicken, Sausage, etc.
  • but try to stay away from cheese stuffed.

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  1. FrenchBunny
    This was simply delicious. The flavor of the sauce was fantastic. I didn't find it too much work at all. The only difference I did only cause that is all I had was for the Alfredo I used half and half cream and percorino romano cheese. Didn't affect the taste at all I am sure. Also my tortellini had cheese filling. But we love cheese. Thank you so much for posting this recipe Cathy
  2. JOY1998
    I was excited when I found this recipe. I was looking for a creamy tomato sauce to go with tortellini I had bought. After many different searches I found this perfect recipe. Like some other chefs I panfried some chicken breasts (just until barely cooked) and added them to the marinara sauce and let simmer until the chicken was completely done. I doubled the recipe, but cut down on the butter in the alfredo sauce. I will definitely make this recipe again.
  3. athenalove46
    The sauce was to die for. Very, very delicious! I followed the directions only decreased all the onion slightly and did not add any mushroom as we didn't have any. I did break the rule and used cheese tortellini as that was all I had. Came out fabulous. I pan fried some chicken to go with it. Next time I can't wait to try it with a meat filled tortellini.
  4. Karen Elizabeth
    This was quite quickly and easily made last night, as I had my own tomato sauce in the fridge, and its very similar to the one used here. I prepared the onion/garlic (lots of garlic)/ tomato mix in the microwave (love my microwave), and then added the tomato sauce and gently heated it. So on the stove, I only needed to make the pasta .. mine was ricotta and spinach, but I felt it was fine, you can never have too much cheese! ...and the Alfredo sauce, and gently mix everything together for an excellent supper! there was even a little left for my lunch today, yum! :) This was made for Think Pink Tag Game, in Honour of Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2008.
  5. SmrJunior
    just wanted to edit my rating because i made this for v-day dinner for the bf and we both absolutely loved it! it is, indeed, a lot of work and i had all four burners going at one point (the pasta, the alfredo, the marinara, and the "everything else") but it is so worth it for that wonderful end result!



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