tortellini

Recipe: Cheese Tortellini in a Vodka Sauce

Bring a taste of Italy home with this super easy meal. The creaminess of vodka sauce pairs perfectly with the cheesy tortellini and the fresh basil adds some freshness. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Why not stir in a bit of spinach too for some additional nutrition and color.

Ingredients

  • 3-3/8 lbs. plum tomatoes, whole, canned
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4-1/4 oz. yellow onions, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 4-1/4 oz. vodka
  • 4-1/4 oz. heavy whipping cream
  • 2-1/8 oz. fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt, kosher
  • ½ tsp. black pepper, ground
  • 1 package of cheese tortellini, frozen

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse tomatoes to a chunky consistency.
  2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add onion and sauté for 6 to 7 minutes or until translucent.
  4. Stir in garlic. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until garlic softens.
  5. Add vodka to deglaze pan. Cook until liquid is reduced by half.
  6. Stir in tomatoes. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Stir in cream, basil, salt and pepper.
  8. Cook tortellini according to package directions and toss with sauce.