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Tomato-Basil Tortellini

Course: Main Dish
Keyword: Tomato-Basil Tortellini
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  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 14-ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 12-ounce package frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Fill a stockpot two-thirds full with salted water and bring to a boil.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  • Brown onion in hot oil.
  • Add tomatoes (with juice) and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add tortellini to boiling water and cook al dente, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Toss with tomato sauce.
  • Stir in basil.
  • Serve Tomato-Basil Tortellini topped with Parmesan cheese to taste.


This Tomato-Basil Tortellini recipe is hearty, comforting, flavorful, and a quick weeknight meal! Your whole family will love it. You can find this recipe in our Kentucky Back Road Restaurant Recipes cookbook.
Kentucky Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook