Pesto Pepper Tortellini


This is a delicious, creamy, tasty pasta, perfect for entertaining! The walnuts are optional - I've never used them and it STILL tastes amazing!

2 to 3 servings


  • 19 ounces cheese tortellini

  • ½ cup julienned red bell pepper

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • ¼ cup ground walnuts

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion


  1. Prepare tortellini according to package directions.

  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute red pepper and garlic in butter or margarine until pepper is crisp and tender. Stir in cream and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add walnuts, basil and onion and heat through.

  3. Drain tortellini, add to sauce and toss to coat. Serve with your favorite garnish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

947 Calories
79g Fat
48g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 947
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 79g 101%
Saturated Fat 48g 238%
Cholesterol 255mg 85%
Sodium 543mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 17mg 85%
Calcium 266mg 20%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 180mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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