Tortellini with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto Sauce

Tortellini with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto Sauce

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Tortellini is an interesting type of homemade pasta with a nice cheesy filling. It can be combined with veggies and sauces to make mouth-watering dishes.

In this recipe, we go from the ground up showing you how to make the cheesy tortellini, and then proceed to cook it with pesto sauce and sun-dried tomatoes.

The herby and nutty taste of pesto, the tang of sun-dried tomatoes and the lusciousness of fresh cream combine beautifully in the dish to give you an awesome experience.

Ensure that the Tortellini with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto Sauce is served immediately because the cheese tends to make it chewy after a while.

Do try other pasta treats like Spinach Lasagna or Cannelloni .

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Tortellini with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto Sauce recipe - How to make Tortellini with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto Sauce

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For The Tortellini
1 cup plain flour (maida)
2 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil for cooking

To Be Mixed Into Cheese Mixture
1/4 cup grated processed cheese
1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)

For The Sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes and basil pesto
3/4 cup milk
2 tbsp fresh cream
2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
2 tbsp grated processed cheese
salt to taste

For the tortellini

    For the tortellini
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead it into semi-soft dough, using enough water.
  2. Cover the dough with a damp muslin cloth for 15 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
  4. Roll out each portion of the dough into 250 mm. ( 10”) diameter circle using a little plain flour for rolling.
  5. Cut into circles using a 50 mm. (2”) cookie cutter or a vaati to get 5 roundels.
  6. Keep doing till all the dough is over, to get 20 roundels in all.
  7. Place one roundel on a clean, dry surface and put ½ tsp of prepared cheese mixture in the center.
  8. Fold over to make a semi-circle and press the edges lightly with your fingers to seal it.
  9. Bring both the corners of the semi-circle one over the other and again pinch it with your fingers to seal it together.
  10. Repeat steps 7 to 9 to make the remaining 19 tortellini.
  11. Boil enough water in a deep non-stick pan, with salt and oil.
  12. Add the prepared tortellini, few at a time and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  13. Drain and keep aside.

For the sauce

    For the sauce
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan add the garlic and pesto and sauté on medium flame or few seconds.
  2. Add the milk, fresh cream and chilli flakes and mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Just before serving, add the prepared tortellini, cheese and salt, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Serve immediately.


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Nutrient values per serving
Energy342 cal
Protein7.4 g
Carbohydrates23.8 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat23.3 g
Cholesterol15.5 mg
Vitamin A307.4 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.7 mg
Vitamin C4 mg
Folic Acid5.2 mcg
Calcium173 mg
Iron1.1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium13.5 mg
Potassium97.4 mg
Zinc0.2 mg

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Tortellini with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto Sauce
 on 27 Dec 18 06:41 PM

What is Peato?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Bela, Pesto is an Italian sauce(dip) made with basil. Pinenuts or walnuts are the base. It is normally perked up with garlic, olive oil, etc.
28 Dec 18 09:10 AM
Tortellini with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto Sauce
 on 26 Jun 17 05:21 PM

These tortellini are really good.. made this for my house party.. and it was a great hit.. the pesto sauce is nice and tangy in taste.. Thank you for this recipe..