Saturday, June 28, 2014

That Time I Made Pesto Cream & Artichoke Tortellini...

This is a menu item at a bar in town that I just adore (the tortellini, the bar I could take or leave). What I don't love is the $10 price tag so I decided to make my own at home.

Once the pasta is cooked it's really quick to make and I'm sure much lower in calories than the dish I've been ordering.

Pesto Cream and Artichoke Tortellini
(Printable recipe)

  • 2 c cheese tortellini, cooked*
  • 2 c artichoke hearts, diced
  • 1/4 c heavy cream or half & half
  • 1/4 c pesto
  • 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese

1) Cut artichoke hearts in half.
2) Put pesto and heavy cream in a saute pan and simmer until slightly thickened.
3) Stir in Parmesan cheese.
4) Add tortellini and artichokes.
5) Toss to combine and serve. Optional: sprinkle some extra Parmesan cheese on top.

(Nutrition info calculated using
*For a lower calorie version, use a regular pasta of your choice!

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