My friend, Kerri, made this for me awhile back. It is a recipe from Southern Living. I have adapted it just a bit. I loved it so much at her house.
I memorized what was in it so I could search the internet for the recipe. This is such an easy and delicious dish. I like to make it on nights I don’t have a lot of time to cook, but still want my family to have a homemade meal. It takes about fifteen minutes to make start to finish.
I added just a few things.
As I do. But if you want to follow the original recipe, just click the link above. I like it both ways.
20 oz. package of tortellini (I use Costco’s 24 oz. package and I use the whole thing)
1 16 oz. jar of Alfredo sauce with sun dried tomatoes (I believe Classico is the only brand that makes this)
1/4 cup white wine
1 14.5 oz. can drained petite diced tomatoes
1 clove minced garlic (I use one packet from the frozen pack)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil (I use one packet from the frozen pack)
1 pinch of dried red pepper flakes (1/8 tsp.)
3 Tbsp. Olive oil
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cooked diced chicken breasts
1 Tbsp. Red pepper spread
First, boil water in large pot. Add tortellini and 1 Tablespoon of olive oil to the boiling water and cook pasta according to directions on package. Before draining, carefully reserve 1/3 cup water.
In a large skillet, heat remaining 2 Tbsp. of olive oil over medium low . Sauté garlic for one minute (if you are using red pepper spread add this with the garlic).
Add Alfredo sauce to skillet.
Add wine to empty Alfredo sauce jar. Gently shake. Pour wine into skillet.
Add tomatoes and basil to skillet. Let mixture simmer five minutes.
Add chicken with the tomatoes and basil if you are using this.
Add drained tortellini. Mix in pepper flakes, reserved water, and parmesan cheese.
Heat for one minute. Turn off heat.
Serve up this easy meal. And enjoy!
Thanks Kerri for making me this. It was so good! My family absolutely loves it.