Monday, February 16, 2009

I found this on RecipeZaar and it is really good. I mixed the tortellini with the sauce and threaded on picks. I put one tortellini with an olive or a grape tomato or a square of smoked mozzarella on picks and arranged on a platter. These are really good, especially if you like garlic.

Since we grow our own garlic, we usually have a good supply once it comes in. I like to find recipes that make good use of our fragrant crop and this is a good one. Just make sure everyone who is at your party likes garlic as well!!

I haven't tried it yet, but I think if you add a little mayo to this, it would make a nice pasta salad by adding some sundried tomatoes, olives and marinated artichokes.

I may not be around for a few days
as we are going to Florida to visit friends. Nice warm weather...can't wait!
Tortellini With Roasted Garlic Sauce
1½ hours 10 min prep SERVES 12
1 large bulb of garlic
1 (9 ounce) package fresh tortellini
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup nonfat sour cream (I used light, rather than nonfat)
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Frank's red hot sauce
Preheat oven to 350°F Cut 1/2-inch off top of garlic and remove papery outer skin, leaving cloves intact. Wrap garlic in foil and bake 1 hour, or until tender when pierced with a sharp knife. Let stand until cool enough to handle. Cook tortellini according to package directions (do NOT overcook, best to undercook a bit). Rinse under cold water, drain well on paper towels. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat(medium-high worked better for me). Add tortellini in batches to oil, cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until lightly golden. Add more oil if necessary. Drain on paper towels. Separate cooled garlic into cloves; pinch each clove so roasted flesh comes out and place in blender or food processor. Add mayonnaise, sour cream, Parmesan cheese and hot sauce. Cover and process until pureed and very smooth. Spoon into small saucepan; cook and stir over low heat until hot and bubbly. Transfer to small serving bowl. To serve, arrange tortellini on serving platter. Dip into Roasted Garlic Sauce.


  1. You are making me hungry!!! It sounds so delicious!


  2. sounds WONDERFUL! Of course, I'm a garlic and pasta kinda girl anyway!

  3. Hi Linda...I love your idea of pasta on a pick! Have a wonderful time in Florida...hugs...Debbie

  4. Hi Linda -
    I have an award for you over at my place!


  5. how can someone not like garlic? this is a great recipe i can use when entertaining.

  6. This sounds delicious! My hubby loves tortellin

    thanks for sharing

  7. This looks wonderful! So comforting as well.

  8. Wow what a great dip and I like the idea of dipping tortellini. I bet everyone loved this dish! You grow your own garlic! I would love to try that sometime.


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