Try this creamy, basil-infused dish for two. Strips of sweet red pepper are sauteed with garlic, cooked with cream and enriched with walnuts, basil and onion. Serve warm over cheese tortellini.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 19 ounces cheese tortellini
- 1/2 cup julienned red bell pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup ground walnuts
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion
Prepare tortellini according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute red pepper and garlic in butter or margarine until pepper is crisp and tender. Stir in cream and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add walnuts, basil and onion and heat through.
Drain tortellini, add to sauce and toss to coat. Serve with your favorite garnish.