Thursday, January 17, 2008

Tortellini with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

This is a very fresh tasting Italian dish for those nights when you're not in the mood to make something super complicated (or you don't have any red sauce but happen to have fresh basil on hand...)

1 pkg uncooked cheese-filled tortellini
6-8 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
3 T snipped fresh basil
1 t. balsamic vinegar
1/2 t salt
1/4 t. ground black pepper
2 T. olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 c. grated fresh parmesan cheese

1. Cook tortellini according to pkg directions, drain
2. Meanwhile in saucepan, heat oil and saute pressed garlic.
3. Combine chopped tomatoes, basil, vinegar, salt and pepper with tomatoes
4. Once garlic is browned, remove from heat and add tortellini, and tomato mixture. Toss gently and spoon pasta into serving bowl. Grate Parmesan over top.

Courtesy of Pampered Chef

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