Family-Style Tortellini

Yesterday, I saw a cooking segment on the Today Show, featuring a family-style tortellini recipe. Now, truth be told, I was working out at my gym at the time and didn't jot down the recipe. However, I've recreated it as best as I can, making a few minor tweaks of my own.

Pasta is a tasty, filling dinner that is light on the budget when you cook at home. This family-style tortellini can feed a group of 6, so its perfect to enjoy with the kids, or with a few of your neighbors!

Don't forget fresh salad greens and crusty french bread.

3 cups cooked cheese-filled tortellini
1 c. cubed mozzarella cheese
1 c. cubed salami
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 c. fresh, halved cherry tomatoes
2 T. fresh chopped basil
1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 t. sea salt
1/4 t. freshly ground pepper


Cook tortellini according to directions in 2-3 quarts boiling water, salted with 1/2 t. salt. Drain.

In a large bowl, mix pasta with mozzarella and salami, stir in olive oil, basil and cherry tomatoes.

Place pasta mixture on a large serving platter. Top with salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. Garnish with basil sprigs.


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