Sun-Dried Tomato & Walnut Pesto with Herb Chicken Tortellini

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Sun-Dried Tomato & Walnut Pesto with Herb Chicken Tortellini

Sweet sun-dried tomatoes, toasted nuts, garlic and Parmesan cheese are processed into a delicious pesto that is made even more satisfying by tossing with herb chicken tortellini.
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Ready In 17 mins
Preparation 10 mins
Serves 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (about 8 sun-dried tomato halves)
  • 1/4 cup chopped, toasted walnuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  •   Pinch ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup good quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  •   Fresh basil leaves for garnish
  • 1 package BUITONI Refrigerated Herb Chicken Tortellini (20 oz.)

Directions:

ADD sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts, garlic, salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper to food processor; process until finely chopped. Gradually add oil; process until combined. Add cheese; pulse to combine.

PREPARE pasta according to package directions, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Toss pasta with pesto and 1/4 cup reserved cooking water. Thin with additional water, if desired. Garnish with basil.

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