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*Tortellini with Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

*Tortellini with Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
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Garlicky pesto and rich sun-dried tomatoes make this tortellini irresistable. This is an easy dish for a picnic or potluck.

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  • 2 packages BUITONI Refrigerated Three Cheese Tortellini (9 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil (7 oz.)
  • BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil (11 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese (5 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 bunch basil, chopped


PREPARE pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta. Toss with pesto, cheese, tomatoes and basil. Serve hot or at room temperature.


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  •  Star(s)

    Added Chick Peas

    QueenOfSoup Meme from buzzards bay, MA

    Added Chick Peas ...it was really good

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    This was Really Good!

    Sara Huard from Pinckney, MI

    I made this with diced tomatoes instead of sundried and my family loved it. A 4 yr old and 1 year old couldn't get enough.

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    sun dried heaven

    Hayley from Chandler , AZ

    This dish is awesome! My Parents loved it!

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    Unexpectedly Delicious

    Kristine from

    On the first bite, this became an instant classic. I have a handful of recipes that I make at least once per month. This is one of them!

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    amazingchef from

    This recipe was quick and easy to make, requiring minimal effort. Since I like my food spicy i added some cayenne pepper and salt. It was a hit at my dinner party!

  •  Star(s)

    Great Recipe

    Mardimus from Seattle

    This recipe is great. Was not hard to make and was quick for a last minute idea. The sundried tomatoes really bring out an amazing flavor combined with the basil. Everyone who tried the dish loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    Really Good!

    Melissa from

    Even my picky 3 yr old daughter eats this! My husband loves it too. Although, instead of the sundried tomatoes, I buy the canned diced tomatoes with garlic and oive oil. It's cheaper and taste just as well!

  •  Star(s)


    Mary Ellen from Cape Elizabeth, ME

    I made this last weekend for a Christmas party at my house.It was a huge hit!It was so easy--I added some chicken and used fresh tomatoes instead of sun-dried. Yummy! Just made it for the family for tonight.

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    Quick and Easy, Very Good!

    Candice from

    This dish was a big hit in my house as well. I love how easy it is to cook. Instead of sun-dried tomatoes I used canned Italian style tomatoes and think it was more to our liking that way. This has become a family favorite.

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    I was Mr. Popular for this one

    Billy from Birmingham, AL

    Wow - everyone loved this dish. I mean REALLY loved it. It is unbelievably easy to make. I took the advice of others and added a spash of heavy cream, reduced the motz. cheese slightly, and added garlic. Also, I decided to buy pesto sauce in a jar instead of the fresh kind because of the price. The only problem is the cost is very high. Otherwise, the dish was a hit. Althought I'm not a big fan of sun-dried tomatoes, they made this dish look incredible. Mine turned out identical to the picture!

  •  Star(s)

    Good but flavorless

    Jennifer from Middletown, CT

    It was a great meal!!! My fiancee made it for me, and it was easy to make and it took no time at all i ate it and could not help myself from feeling that something was missing.... i think if you add chicken to it that would make it more flavorful... it was a great dish and i would make it again i would just add some chicken!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Easy, excellent meal!

    Jenny Christensen from Salt Lake City, Utah

    Super easy to make, and quite delicious. I added diced, italian-seasoned chicken, as my husband is a meat-lover, and the dish was very filling, covering all the food-groups! I'll definitely add this to our "favorites" recipe list!

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderfully and easy!

    Krista from Tennessee

    I love this recipe. I serve it with a tossed salad and bread. I also like to add black olives and mushrooms! This is great hot or cold and I serve it year round.

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    Lacey from Oklahoma City

    This was a delicious, simple and very quick meal. My son and I had it for dinner last night and he loved it. I will definitely make this again.

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    Restaurant Quality!!

    Jenn Fiechter from

    I made this tonight and we had unexpected company. It was Wonderful!! My husband loved it and said it was restaurant quality!! I took the advice of someone else and added less cheese and a little cream and it was very good. This would have been really great with a baked chicken breast.

  •  Star(s)

    adding some chicken

    karin roeder from henderson, nv

    love the recipe! specially being a mother of a two year old. It's easy to make and wonderful tasting. We always like to eat our meals with some sort of chicken or meat, so I went ahead and cooked some chicken which I marinated with the same topics. We added the heavy cream as well as someone else suggested on this website. This one recipe will be a keeper in our kitchen. thanks

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    Very Good

    Jess from Canada

    I just made this recipe and found it delciious. My only suggestion would be to add a little cream to the pesto.. it makes it creamier and maybe cut back on the parmasean cheese to about 1/3 of a cup . Other than that... I will definitely be looking forward to this tomorrow for lunch.

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    This is wonderful!

    Kathy from La Habra, CA

    This is a great salid. You could also add chopped artichoke hearts to it for a added great taste. Served this at a "Potluck" and had many ask for the recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    Fulfilling Tortellini

    Brandon Razo from Decatur, IN

    This recipe definitely hit the spot. It was very easy to make, and tasted magnificent. The dish is very filling. I'll make this one again and again.

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    Excellent Alternative!!!!

    Jennifer from NH

    My boyfriend and I love this tortellini salad. It's easy to make and it's delicious. The one thing I'd recommend is adding some heavy cream to the pesto sauce so the salad can be a little creamier. We find it that it becomes a little too dry with just the pesto sauce.

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    Oh wow!

    Monique L. from Ottawa, ON

    My oh my... this dish was excellent, and ready in no time! It's definitely going on my list of dishes to serve to guests - quick and easy and most of all : DELICIOUS! Thanks!!!

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    Lisa from Florida

    I found this recipe outstanding! The meal was very easy and delicious. I added pieces of fresh mozarella to it for a little something extra.

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    Crystal Brown from Charlotte, NC

    This is the first time I've used a recipe & the prep time & cooking time were accurate. Chop your ingredients & bake your bread while the pasta is cooking. To top it off... it's WONDERFUL!!! I suggest everyone try this meal. I haven't had anyone to not like this. Truly a great recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Its Okay

    Jeffrey Vella from Seattle, WA

    The meal was good, nothing exceptional. I probably wouldn't cook it again in a hurry.

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    Susan from South Australia, AUSTRALIA

    I love great tasting food but don’t want to be slaving over a hot stove for hours every night. I made this recipe last night and could not believe how quick, easy and delicious it was. I used meat filled tortellini rather than cheese and it was a hit. My boyfriend and his parents absolutely loved it too. I will defiantly be making this one again.

  •  Star(s)

    Quick, Easy, and GOOD!

    Heather from West Jordan, UT

    I thought that this was such an easy dinner to make. Only took me a matter of minutes and it tasted sooo good. Even my picky four year old and my husband loved it. We will definately be having this one again!!!

  •  Star(s)


    Christy from Dekalb, IL

    I'm not a big cooker so this was great. Easy to make and tasted wonderful. I forgot the sundried tomato so I used fresh. I think next time I make it I will use fresh tomatoes again it made it a little juicer. A keeper for sure.

  •  Star(s)

    Great Pasta!

    Debbie from

    This recipe is fabulous! I used the five cheese tri color Tortellini and it was festive looking and delicious. It's a definite keeper! And it's so quick and easy too. I love that!

  •  Star(s)

    Easy. Delicious.

    Marie Pimm from Ada, Michigan

    I had the tortellini and sundried tomatoes on hand and only had to purchase pesto and basil. The fresh basil froze in the car and I wasn't able to use it. It turned out great! Next time I won't bother buying basil. I served it with a crusty 3 cheese bread from Panera's. My husband and 2 teenage daughters loved it. Definitely a keeper!

  •  Star(s)

    Quick and tasty but heavy on the cheese

    Fiberking from redmond, wa

    Nice, easy, quick recipe with good flavor. I found the cheese in the pasta and on top of the pasta a little bit too much. Next time I will probably just substitute 4 oz penne pasta/person for the tortellini.

  •  Star(s)

    Ziti Too

    Linda Hedrick from Miami FL

    I cook and plan for large groups at a retreat house here in Miami Fl. Trying to keep cost down and still serve tasty meals becomes a very carefully planned menu. This receipe goes a long way when needed. I never follow recipes, just get ideas. This one is also just as good on cooked ziti. Just add extra grated cheese, which I do anyway, because it makes a difference, always.

  •  Star(s)

    Susan from East Islip, NY

    Susan from East Islip, NY

    It's a nice change from a mayonaise-based side dish though I like it better without the sun-dried tomatoes.

  •  Star(s)

    Five Stars

    Cindy from Bellingham, WA

    Delicious and easy. One of my favorite dishes for entertaining. Worth every star.

  •  Star(s)

    PERFECT! Easy and Yummy!!!

    Erika Gebhardt from San Diego

    I just got married and have NEVER cooked, unless you consider pouring the milk over the cereal or making easy-mac. NEVER. I made this for my husband and mom-in-law and it tastes WONDERFUL and is easy enough for even a cooking-challenged person like me to make! 5 Stars!!!! Can't wait to make it again!

  •  Star(s)


    Doreen Willey from California

    This was wonderful!! I have basil growing in my garden and used lots more fresh basil. I also used Pecorino Romano and Parmesan. My family loved this. It's a definite keeper!!

  •  Star(s)


    Stacy Hancock from Germantown, TN

    This was easy to make, my whole family loved it-including three picky children. I doubled the recipe and it made great leftovers the next day.

  •  Star(s)


    Sarah of Ohio from

    This dish was absolutly amazing! I had a history project, and my country was Italy, so I made this dish for my class. I'm a freshman and my class said that they liked my food the best out of everyone elses. My family also tried it and loved it, so we are going to have it again! YUMMM!!!

  •  Star(s)


    Susie from Georgia

    Yum!!! We could eat this once a week! EVERYONE loves it. It's a little expensive to make, but cheaper than eating out, so it's a nice treat! Add a little water when re-heating to keep it from being dry.

  •  Star(s)

    This is amazing

    megan from Islip, NY

    This was an amazing dish! Im only 14 and I made it for my entire family. Everyone loved it and couldnt believe that I made it myself.

  •  Star(s)

    Good last minute meal.

    jennifer from covina ca

    My parents were at my house one night & I have nothing for dinner. So I made this dish with toasted garlic bread it turned out to be sooo good. So easy to make & it took me only ten minutes to cooked it. My family loved it. You have to try this!

  •  Star(s)

    Healthy? I think not.

    Jay Henao from Bayonne, NJ

    The dish actually looks very good and enticing, but after checking out the nutritional analysis, it is obviously not the healthiest of dishes. Some tweaking should be done in order for it not to unbalance a healthy form of dining.

  •  Star(s)


    Ken from

    It was alright. The pesto was dry though, could be better with a sauce. And the tortellini dried up really quickly. I prefer it warm.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!

    Christy Baker from Jacksonville, Mississippe

    I prepared this dish with a side of roasted chicken, it was just exquisite! This will definatly be passed on to my offsprings. I give this recipe raving reviews my family loved it!

  •  Star(s)


    Maurine Damerval from Houston

    I made this for my bunko group of 12 women. It is easy, easy, easy, and oh so quick. It turned out wonderfully, and many went home with the recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    I don't cook and this was great.

    Lorrin Wagner from Valrico, Florida

    This was a wonderful recipe. It was very fast, easy and cheap to make. I don't cook at all and I was able to make it. My husband loved it! We will make it over and over again. Highly recommended.

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful & Fast

    Tammy Zaino from Houston, TX

    This recipe turned out to be so yummy. Even better, it was very easy and fast, yet looked very elegant. My neighbor served this for our Bunco group last night. She served a salad and french bread with it.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy to make and very tasty

    Aru Tarr from Louisville, KY

    This will make a great potluck dish. It's very tasty, and if it weren't so high in fat content, I'd make it often.

  •  Star(s)

    texans dont just BBQ

    joe adams from texas

    I made this with a 2 oz piece of baked salmon and some crusty bread, my wife about came out of her skin. This is a recipe that I will send on after I am gone.

  •  Star(s)

    Making it again tonight

    Stephanie Thomas from Ypsilanti, MI

    I made this for a potluck and got so many compliments that I am making it again tonight for our late night Christmas eve dinner, add a salad and some crusty bread, YUM!

  •  Star(s)

    A must try!!

    Amy from Beaverton, OR

    Served this at a potluck and EVERYONE was asking me for the recipe! I doubled the recipe and added extra sun dried tomatoes. Yum

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 580
  • Calories from Fat: 250
  • Total Fat: 28g (43% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 8g (41% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 65mg (22% of DV)
  • Sodium: 880mg (36% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 58g (19% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g (23% of DV)
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Vitamin A: 8% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 10% of DV
  • Calcium: 35% of DV
  • Iron: 20% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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*Tortellini with Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes


  • 2 packages BUITONI Refrigerated Three Cheese Tortellini (9 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil (7 oz.)
  • BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil (11 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese (5 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 bunch basil, chopped



PREPARE pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta. Toss with pesto, cheese, tomatoes and basil. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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