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Tomato Basil Creamy Tortellini

Creamy tortellini with fresh tomato and basil topped with shaved parmesan cheese!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pasta, Tortellini
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Silvia Ribas


  • 9 oz refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 whole tomatoes quartered or 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch sea salt and black pepper, to taste


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions **(1-2 minutes shorter)**. Reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water. Drain tortellini and set a side
  • Meanwhile heat oil in large casserole. Add garlic and shallots, sauté until fragrant (1-2 minutes). Add tomatoes and cook until tomatoes start to soften 2 minutes). Add butter and cream, stir. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste. 
  • Now add the tortellini, basil and the reserved pasta water. Briefly fold to combine. Top with shaved parmesan cheese and serve.