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Cheese Tortellini with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Cheese Tortellini with Fresh Tomato Sauce makes a hearty meal for six and it's table-ready in just 30 minutes.

All You JULY 2013

  • Yield: Serves: 6
  • Cook time: 15 Minutes
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$$1.68


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 427
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrate: 52g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 36mg
  • Sodium: 662mg

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Cheese Tortellini with Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe