This elegant pasta dinner will have your family thinking you worked in the kitchen all day long. The secret, though, is refrigerated ravioli and jarred alfredo sauce that's heated with white wine, chopped fresh tomatoes, and fresh basil. Top with grated Parmesan cheese for a tasty finishing touch.
Meanwhile, pour Alfredo sauce into a medium saucepan. Pour wine into sauce jar; cover tightly, and shake well. Stir wine mixture into saucepan. Stir in chopped tomatoes and 1/2 cup chopped basil, and cook over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Toss with pasta, and top evenly with 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Garnish, if desired.
*1 (13-oz.) package three-cheese tortellini may be substituted.
**1 (5-oz.) can petite diced tomatoes, fully drained, may be substituted.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Buitoni Four Cheese Ravioli and Classico Sun-dried Tomato Alfredo Pasta Sauce.
I've never been able to make alfredo in only five minutes. If you have a food processor or your cream is room temperature, maybe... but even then, melting cheese takes longer than five minutes. I'm reminded of My Cousin Vinny when someone claimed to cook grits faster than they can actually cook.
Made this last night for dinner and I liked it because it was quick and easy to make after being at work all day. I also pan fried some chicken sun dried tomato sausages to serve with it . Delicious, will definitely make again. Did have some difficulty finding the alfredo sauce but eventually got it at Target!
Just made this, and it took just over 30 minutes. I prepared a side of broccoli and carrots, too. The added freshness of the basil, tomatoes and wine are perfect to up the flavor and "jarredness" of the sauce. I'll pocket this for nights when I know I won't be home and have husband able to prepare it, or when I know we'll need something quick and tasty!
We really enjoyed this recipe; in fact, I think it tasted even better the second day (we had leftovers). I used canned tomatoes instead of fresh, since I had them on hand already, and I sautéd some chicken and mushrooms to add to it. I am making it again this week.
I have made this recipe several times, sometimes as written and sometimes tweaking the recipe by varying the ingredients. Once I forgot the chopped, fresh tomato and it was still excellent. Once I doubled the recipe for a party using two separate casserole dishes. For the vegetarians I used spinach and cheese tortellini and, for the carnivores, using the same tortellini, I stirred in chopped grilled chicken. It was a huge hit and is now requested.
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