Three Cheese Tortellini with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

I posted about one of my favorite sites, BzzAgent, on Works For Me Wednesday a couple of weeks ago. One of the great products that I received as an agent was Barilla Tortellini and Tortelloni. This pasta is extremely versatile and I loved each of the different flavors. As is common when receiving a BzzKit, it included not only samples of the actual pasta product, but plenty of coupons and recipe ideas. The Three Cheese Tortellni with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper sauce was my absolute favorite. Probably because I adore anything with roasted red peppers in it...sigh. Anyways, I also liked this recipe the best because it is SO extremely simple it's almost embarrassing. Everyone I've made this for believes it to be some fancy schmancy recipe that takes forever! Ha ha ha. It takes about 5 minutes!

Let's get started, shall we?

The cast:

1 jar (7 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves (1/2 teaspoon) garlic, minced
1 cup prepared alfredo sauce
1 package (8 ounces)BARILLA Three Cheese Tortellini
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

BRING a large pot of water to a boil.

PUREE peppers in a food processor or blender; set aside.

HEAT olive oil in a large skillet. Add garlic and sauté over medium-low heat for 2 minutes. Stir in pepper puree and alfredo sauce. Continue cooking for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

COOK Tortellini according to package directions. Drain.

ADD parsley to sauce mixture. Combine Tortellini with sauce and serve.

That's it! Simple huh?

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  1. This recipe looks great! I'm 23, learning to cook, and am trying to decide what sauce is best to make with cheese tortellini.

    Being that I'm on a budget, this sauce looks to be pretty perfect. Thanks for posting!

    Oh, and great site. Lots of helpful tips :)

  2. Thanks. It's one of my favorite all time recipes. It is so easy to make, but absolutely delicious.

    Thanks for stopping by, come back soon!

  3. OMG I am so glad you posted this! I made it from the back of the Three cheese tortellini, and my family loved it but when I went to buy more the recipe had changed! So from now on I will clip and save them just in case But again Thank you!!

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