Easy Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini

This is my Auntie Bug's Easy Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini and it's the perfect 15 minute weeknight meal

My Auntie Bug’s Easy Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini is one of the creamiest and most delicious pastas ever! If you haven’t tried it yet, don’t waste any more time! Andrew and I were floored by how delicious and easy this was the first time we tried it. We’ve been making it ever since! When you’re short on time (it’s a 15 minute weeknight staple) but want a hearty and comforting meal, this is it! It’s creamy, cheesy and packed with flavor. This is another winner inspired by my Auntie Bug and a must-try. Hope you love it, enjoy!

Here’s a video of how I made my Auntie Bug’s Easy Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini! For another creamy pasta recipe, check out my recreation of the Famous Carbone Spicy Rigatoni.

What You'll Need:

+ Store bought ravioli or tortellini (make it easy!)

+ Broccoli

+ 4 tbsp. salted butter

+ 1/3 cup diced sweet onions

+ I clove garlic finely diced

+ 1 tsp. dried basil

+ 3 oz. tomato paste (I used Mutti and Cento is amazing)

+ 1 cup heavy cream

+ 3/4 cup parmesan (more to thicken if needed)

+ 1/4 cup pasta water

+ Salt & pepper to taste

+ Garnish with freshly grated parmesan and fresh basil


1. Bring large pot of salted water to boil while you start the sauce (directions below). Once boiling add tortellini and broccoli to the water to cook.

2. In a large skillet melt 4 tablespoons salted butter, add 1/3 cup diced sweet onions and cook over low heat 3-4 mins. Add 1 clove finely minced garlic and simmer on low another few minutes. Add 1 teaspoon dried basil and 3 oz. tomato paste, cook a few more minutes.

3. Add 1 cup heavy cream and stir over low heat until heated through then add 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (more for thicker sauce). Stir and continue to heat, then add 1/4 cup of the hot pasta water, stir and cook 3-4 more mins. Add salt to taste. If the sauce is too thin add more parmesan, if too thick add a bit more pasta water. Add tortellini, stir to combine, and serve.

Here’s a video of how I make this Easy Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini.

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