Quick Cheese Tortellini with Tomato Sauce

Posted: January 25

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Quick Cheese Tortellini with Tomato Sauce is a delicious Italian comfort dish that is perfect for dinner on any night! You may even have many of these ingredients in stock in your kitchen already. Complete with homemade tomato pasta sauce, these pillowy pasta bites are delectable, savory, and filling! Quick Cheese Tortellini with Tomato Sauce is so tasty, you won’t believe it only took 30 minutes to make!


• 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided • 1/2 cup onion, diced • 4 cloves garlic, minced • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, juices reserved • 1/3 cup water • 1/4 cup chicken broth • 1 teaspoon sugar • 9 ounces cheese tortellini • parmesan cheese, optional, for garnish • basil, optional, for garnish • parsley, optional, for garnish


Step 1

In a large saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and heat over medium heat.

Step 2

Add the onion, and cook until it is soft and translucent, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 3

Add in the garlic, basil, and oregano, stirring until the mixture is fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 4

Add in the tomatoes with their juices, water, broth, and sugar, using a spoon to mash the tomatoes lightly.

Step 5

Bring the mixture to a boil, and reduce the heat to a simmer.

Step 6

Allow the sauce to simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.

Step 7

Cook the tortellini according to package directions until al dente.

Step 8

Drain the tortellini and add it to the tomato sauce.

Step 9

Add in the remaining 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and taste for seasoning.

Step 10

Sprinkle the top with parmesan and some fresh parsley or basil.

Step 11


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