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quick creamy pesto tortellini

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Gail Springsteen
Waupaca, WI

This dish is so easy to make, and very tasty!! I love the texture of tortellini, and when I decided to add some shrimp to the dish, that made the texture "party" even better! If you like pesto, you will enjoy this dish! If you have never tried pesto, give it a whirl! This may be my pot luck dish for the next few occasions!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For quick creamy pesto tortellini

  • 1 pkg
    refrigerated fresh tortellini, about 19 oz.
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    refrigerated prepared basil pesto sauce
  • 1/3 c
    freshly grated romano cheese
  • coarse salt
  • freshly ground pepper

How To Make quick creamy pesto tortellini

  • 1
    Cook tortellini according to package directions and chill. Use whatever variety of tortellini you prefer.
  • 2
    Combine remaining ingredients and add to chilled pasta.
  • 3
    Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.
  • 4
    I had some small frozen cooked shrimp and decided to add them to the salad. It was an excellent idea, if I do say so myself! I would think you could add cooked chicken, turkey, tuna, whatever you'd like if you chose to.
  • 5
    If plating it for serving, you may want to put tomato slices around it or enhance it with a vegetable of your choice, but it is not necessary. I chose tomatoes because it is fresh tomato season right now, and I can't get enough of them!

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