Pesto Tortellini Recipe

Pesto Tortellini

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  • 1/2 lb (or 250g) tortellini with your favorite filling
  • one avocado
  • one pint cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1/2 a small onion
  • some olive oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons pesto (check out my recipe for homemade!)

How to make Pesto Tortellini

  1. Chop up the bacon to small pieces and fry up until crisp. Blot off the fat and set aside.

  2. Boil tortellini as directed and drain. (I find that spinach & ricotta or mushroom & gruyère filled tortellini work the best.)

  3. Dice the onion and sweat in a pan with some olive oil until translucent.

  4. Add the bacon, tortellini, pesto and cream (as needed). Stir well until pesto covers the tortellini evenly. If you work fast all the ingredients should still be warm, which helps spread the pesto paste.

  5. Add the avocado and some tomatoes and mix carefully so that you don't destroy the avocado.

If you like, just before serving, add some more tomato halves and avocado to the top for presentation points.

Feel free to omit the bacon to make this dish vegetarian.

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    this looks absolutely yumtastic. and that's an adorable picture of your cat munching on aloe :)

  • JaiLovesCake
    JaiLovesCake says

    dear GOD ... i almost dropped my coffee on my keyboard. this looks out of control *drools* i dont know but i would be tempted to add some lime juice to this

  • iconsam
    iconsam says

    "feel free to omit bacon"?? How dare you!! This dish is lovely.

  • Vivren
    Vivren says

    @yongfook: he's munching on a pineapple! @iconsam: Yeah, I totally agree. I love the bacon too, but I have to admit there are vegetarians among us...

  • blizz
    blizz says

    just tried it. delicious! :-)

  • shirota
    shirota says


  • gamany
    gamany says

    looks de-lish!

  • jaco
    jaco says

    lol :) Really it'snt the original italian recipe :) - In the original recipe there is no bacon - there is no onion - there is no tomato - and first of all there is no avocado Only important thing in this recipe is how u prepare the pesto: u need - basilico - noci - pinoli - parmigiano - pecorino - olio mix everything till u have a cream and use it for your tortellini. This is all

  • chunlei
    chunlei says

    This looks so delicious!

  • Dominique
    Dominique says


  • Tycus
    Tycus says

    made this for a vegetarian friend and she LOVED it. Big ups :)

  • jfaber
    jfaber says

    how many servings does this make?

  • Marcsama
    Marcsama says

    0_0 ......i Make this once a week now

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