Unusual hot appetizer that can be prepared earlier in day and reheated in microwave.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Reserve 1-1/4 cups broth. Bring remaining broth to a boil in a large pot, add tortellini and cook until tender, drain well.

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  • In a small bowl, blend cornstarch into 1 1/4 cups of reserved broth.

  • In a large saucepan, saute garlic and basil in the butter or margarine for 2 minutes over a medium heat. Add the cornstarch-broth mixture to the saucepan. Cook and stir until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil.

  • Place tortellini in a serving dish, pour the broth-mixture, and Parmesan cheese into the serving dish and toss. Serve with toothpicks.

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 9.6g; fat 4g; cholesterol 15.4mg; sodium 283.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (64)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I used this recipe as a main course for dinner and it was great! The only change I made was to saute sliced mushrooms with the garlic and basil. Served with a salad it was perfect for a meatless meal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
This is awful! Very boring. I don't recommend it. Read More
(9)
85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I used this recipe as a main course for dinner and it was great! The only change I made was to saute sliced mushrooms with the garlic and basil. Served with a salad it was perfect for a meatless meal. Read More
(123)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This recipe couldn't be easier - I bought pepperoni and mozzerella stuffed tortellini and prepared everything hours before the party. I served it warm but people ate them long after they had cooled. Next time I make these I will present them better - the dish needed color... Read More
(106)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2004
My husband and I really did enjoy this dish. It is very simple to make and really is a simple and tasty dish. Very good flavor without making it too strong of a sauce. I make with a seafood dinner and it was just the perfect compliment. Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I made this as an appetizer for Christmas Day and my family loved it! It was easy to make and quite delicious. I used tri-color tortellini and it looked very nice. I will definately make this again. It's not only good as an appetizer but I also think it would make a great side dish for parties. Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2009
I make a soup version of this recipe using more chicken broth a handful of fresh baby spinach and green onion and a container of pesto from Trader Joes. It is divine on a crisp fall day... Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These were a big hit at the last party I attended they were gone quickly! I did add the sauce to the cooked tortelli when I got to my destination as I found if you pre-mix it gets a little dry but still not bad! Thank you! Read More
(16)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I have made this recipe many times since getting it from this website. I am always asked to bring it to parties. Tastes wonderful either hot or cold. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I added fresh mushrooms and made as an entree!! It was magnifico....How many individual tortellini's were considered a serving? 4 grams of fat would be excellent but that seems like a dream. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Used this with lunch...we found them to be pretty good. Different than your meat sauce tortellini. I didn't change a thing about this recipe and wouldn't if I made this again. I wonder if this could be turned into a main dish with some steamed veggies? Thanks Helen! Read More
(12)
Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
This is awful! Very boring. I don't recommend it. Read More
(9)
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