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Mikey's Cheese Tortellini With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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“I came up with this easy time-saver when I was trying to expand my picky son's palatte, and he still loves it. I've also served it to my non meat eating niece, who kept picking out the red peppers and she loved it as well.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot with hot water and set to boil on stove/cooktop.
  2. Heat the olive oil on medium heat in a large deep pan, and dice the onion while the oil heats.
  3. Add the onions to the pan and stir occasionally -- at the same time dice the red peppers.
  4. When your hot water is at a boil, add the tortellini and set a timer.
  5. Add the red peppers, crushed peppers and dried basil to the onions, stir, and let saute gently for 1 minute.
  6. Add the tomatoes and basil to the sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it reduce. If you use fresh basil, add it a minute before serving.
  7. Drain tortellini well, and put back in the pot and cover. Check the sauce for desired consistency.
  8. Add sauce to the tortellini, plate and serve with fresh grated parmesan cheese.

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