Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Herbed Artichoke Cheese Tortellini

Yes, yes... I know that isn't tortellini. I didn't realize until I was making dinner that I grabbed ravioli instead of tortellini. No big deal, though. Everything still worked out!

I found this recipe in the July/August issue of Taste of Home "Simple & Delicious". It was easy to put together and it didn't take much longer than 15-20 minutes. Was it good? Yes. Will I make it again? Probably not. The reason... It didn't knock my socks off. It was good, but there are so many recipes that I want to try so making a meal again that wasn't spectacular the first time isn't something I want to do!

I am posting the recipe because it tasted good and who knows... it may knock your socks off!

Herbed Artichoke Tortellini

2 cans (14.5 oz each) Italian diced tomatoes
2 jars (6.5 oz each) marinated artichoke hearts, quartered
2 packages (9 oz each) refrigerated cheese tortellini
2 cups chopped onions
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
2-4 TBSP minced fresh basil OR 2-4 tsp dried basil
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup olive oil
1 can (2.25 oz) sliced black olives, drained
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Drain tomatoes, reserving 2/3 cup juice; set aside. Drain artichokes, reserving 3/4 cup liquid. Chop artichokes and set aside.
Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onions, parsley, basil, garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes in oil for 4-5 minutes or until onions are tender. Add the reserved tomatoes, tomato juice, and artichoke liquid.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or until slightly thickened. Drain tortellini; add to tomato mixture. Stir in the olives, salt, and artichokes; heat through. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Serves 8.


Anonymous said...

This looks nice and easy to me! I'll have to try it. I'm like you there are so many recipes to try I hate to make anything more than once unless I love it!

Deb Lamb said...

My daughter, Erica sent me a link to your blog on Friday when I asked her for a good pasta recipe. I made your recipe and my family loved it and wants me to make it again sometime. Thank you for sharing.

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