Tortellini Italiano

24 Jan

I got this recipe for Tortellini Italiano in my e-mail today.  I am signed up to receive recipe e-mails from Kraft Foods and I get lots of yummy recipes from them and this looked like another great one!!

It is extremely easy and quick which is always a plus around here!

Tortellini Italiano
1 pkg. (1 lb.) frozen cheese tortellini
1 cup chopped red peppers
1 cup frozen peas
1 tub (10 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Italian Cheese and Herb Cooking Creme









COOK pasta as directed on package.

MEANWHILE, cook and stir vegetables in large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat 4 to 5 min. or until peppers are crisp-tender and peas are heated through. Add cooking creme; cook and stir 2 min.

DRAIN pasta. Add to skillet; stir.


I don’t have a big enough skillet, so after I cooked the veggies and creme in the skillet, I poured that into the pot that had the drained tortellini in it. 





You can also use meat-filled tortellini to make it a little less cheesy.  I actually wish I had used meat-filled tortellini instead of cheese. 

I served it with a salad and mini croissant rolls. 










 It was good, but it was not as creamy as I like.  Maybe I didn’t cook the cooking creme long enough with the veggies, but it was creamy when I poured it over the pasta.  Maybe adding a little milk to thin it down would work.  The creme just started to settle on the pasta and wasn’t as sauce-like as I was hoping for, but it was good. 

It wasn’t one of my favorites, but I may try again with some modifications and maybe some of you guys will like it!

If you make it, let me know how you like it!  I love comments!!

Happy cooking,


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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Quick & Easy



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