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Cheese Tortellini with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Stylist: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield Serves: 6
Cheese Tortellini with Fresh Tomato Sauce makes a hearty meal for six and it's table-ready in just 30 minutes.


  • Salt
  • 1 20-oz. package refrigerated or frozen three-cheese tortellini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme

Nutrition Information

  • calories 427
  • fat 19 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • protein 15 g
  • carbohydrate 52 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 36 mg
  • sodium 662 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until tender, about 8 minutes (12 to 15 minutes for frozen) or as package label directs. Drain.

  2. Warm 2 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion, garlic and crushed red pepper until onion is tender, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in tomatoes, olives and 1/2 tsp. salt.

  3. In a bowl, mix tortellini, sauce, thyme and remaining oil. Toss gently and serve.