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This Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tortellini is the best any night of the week family dinner. We’re taking tortellini and making it even better, with a rich and creamy roasted red pepper sauce and fresh burrata cheese. Each cute little tortellini has delicious, cozy winter flavors that melt in your mouth. It’s the creamiest bowl of cheese tortellini that’s fancy enough for the weekend, but easy enough to make any night of the week. And most importantly, it’s delicious!
Currently, I’m in a rotation of four food groups, Asian, Indian, Mexican, and then every once in a while…a random Italian recipe gets thrown into the mix.
I’m not sure what’s going on with my family, but we’ve all been wanting a good amount of Asian and especially Indian-inspired recipes. In fact, as I type this, I have golden rice and curry cooking away on the stove for yet another family dinner. Everyone has really taken a liking to dishes with lots of flavor and spice.
Honestly, my brothers have all been surprising me with what they’ve been requesting. They’ve really come such a long way from their chicken and rice days. I’ve found I’m actually enjoying cooking for everyone these days. It’s a lot of work, but we don’t always get to be together. So I’m taking advantage of this time and testing out as many recipes as I can on these guys. The one thing about brothers is that they’ll always tell it to you like it is…
If they love something, they really LOVE it.
And if something is not that great, I’m going to hear about it. Not in a mean way, but in a, “yeah, that wasn’t my favorite” kind of way.
Anyway, in an effort to switch things up a bit, I thought I’d make some easy Italian style pasta.
Originally this was just going to be a roasted red pepper pasta, because the other two things I’m currently obsessed with are red peppers and red Fresno peppers. But then I opened the fridge and saw one lingering box of cheese tortellini. I decided that while roasted red pepper pasta sounded good, roasted red pepper cheese tortellini sound even better.
And that’s how I finally came to make the simplest cheesy, red pepper tortellini.
To give the sauce a bit of extra flavor, I decided to cook up the shallots and garlic in a little olive oil before pureeing them with the roasted red peppers. Pureeing the shallots, garlic, and peppers will leave you with a silky smooth red pepper sauce.
Once you have the sauce made, this comes together in minutes. You’ll want to cook up a little tomato paste, add a splash of vodka, then stir in the red pepper sauce. For the vodka, I pretty much always add a splash to most of my tomato-based pasta sauces. I find that it perfectly highlights all the flavors within the sauce. Of course, if you don’t use or drink vodka, you can easily just use water or broth.
Once the sauce is in the pan, add a little cream and fresh baby spinach. Let that simmer over low heat while you cook the tortellini.
For the tortellini, I used a cheese tortellini from Whole Foods, but use any kind of tortellini flavor you love.
Then toss the pasta with the sauce, add fresh parmesan cheese, and that’s that. Simple. Simple.
Serve this cheesy tortellini up with a ball of fresh burrata cheese. It adds a layer of creaminess to each and every bowl of pasta and it’s delicious with a sprinkling of fresh basil.
Yummm. And super easy. Perfect for just about any night of the week. And for me personally, I’m actually beyond excited to make this again today on Instagram stories. It feels like an exciting Wednesday night dinner.
Looking for more quick pasta dinner? Here are a few to try:
Crispy Roasted Cauliflower with Creamy Pesto Pasta
Roasted Broccoli Pasta Carbonara with Crispy Prosciutto and Whipped Ricotta
Lastly, if you make this Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tortellini, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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This recipe is a real winner we make it bi-weekly! My kids 4 and 6 love it too! Great flavors, quick and easy!
Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit and appreciate you making it! Thanks for your comment! xT
Made it and everyone loved it. Thanks!
Fantastic!! So glad to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:)
Just made this sauce tonight. I needed to make some minor changes, but my husband loved it. (I did too.) we will definitely make it again. Thanks!
Happy Friday!!❤️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad it was delish! xT
Absolutely delicious sauce and surprisingly quick to prepare.
I had only thai basil which, I left out as I felt was too strong tasting..Two tsp peppers were good for me but too much “ bite” for my husband . Great recipe !
Awesome!! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:)
I have made this recipe so many times and my family loves it! So easy to follow and can’t mess it up.
Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! xT
First recipe I’ve made from this website and it was wonderful! It’s was easy to make and my family loved it. Thank you I look forward to making more recipes!
Happy Friday! ☃️ So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, I appreciate you making it! xT
This looks great! Can I use the leftover roasted red pepper sauce from your Italian sliders recipe? If so, how much would you recommend using?
Sure, I don’t see why not! I would use a cup or so! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xT
Love this recipe and want to make again for family beach trip! Do you think I could make sauce ahead of time and freeze for less fuss on vacation? Thank you for your beautiful recipes!
Yes totally! The sauce would be just fine for you to freeze:) xT
Hi! Can I make the sauce the night before?
Totally, that will work well for you! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xx
Delish! Swapped linguine bc I had it, and paired it with the chicken from your lemon pepper Cajun chicken Alfredo recipe! Served leftover pasta and sauce the next night with crab cakes. Makes an amazing crab cake sauce! Repeat recipe for sure!
Happy Sunday! I am so glad to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it:) ?
This is my go-to when I need a fast and delicious recipe. I’ve already made it twice! It’s definitely made it’s way onto my dinner rotation list. Highly recommend it’s so good!!
Wonderful!! Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xT
Made this last night. wonderful! It was as easy to make as delicious!
Thanks for all of your wonderful recipes.
Wonderful!! Thank you so much for trying this recipe out, I am so glad to hear that it was a winner! xxT