Tortellini in blushing cream

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10 min


6 to 8 appetizer servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 7 minutes
Tortellini in blushing cream

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  • 700-g pkg fresh cheese or meat tortellini pasta
  • 5 slices prosciutto
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup tomato sauce , preferably tomato and basil
  • 250-mL container 35% cream , about 1 cup
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add tortellini. Cook according to package directions, 6 to 8 minutes. Meanwhile, slice prosciutto into thick strips. Chop basil. Then pour pasta sauce and cream into a large, wide frying pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often, until sauce is bubbly, about 2 minutes.
  • When pasta is cooked, drain well. Then add to sauce in pan. Stir until evenly coated, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in prosciutto, basil and salt. Spoon into pasta bowls. Serve with grated Parmesan or crumbled blue cheese for sprinkling overtop, if you like.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 376,
  • Protein
  • 13.4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.1 g,
  • Fat
  • 16.7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2.6 g,
  • Sodium
  • 832 mg.

Keep this quick recipe in mind after a day on the slopes or at the skating rink. Bowls of this sophisticated pasta are ready in less than 20 minutes.