Cheese Tortellini with Peas and Pepper
This Cheese Tortellini with Peas and Pepper is one of the fastest pasta meals you can put on your dinner table. The whole thing comes together in about 15 minutes and it’s perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. A creamy Parmesan and butter sauce with a fresh, sweet bite from the peas.
This is a cheese and pasta lovers dish. How can you say no to buttery, cheesy pasta with a sweet pop of spring peas? As an added bonus, it makes the best leftovers.
Prepared just like cacio e pepe, this tortellini is just a simple cheese and pepper pasta that is so good. For some variety, you can also mix up the cheeses, using half pecorino and half Parmesan for a delicious combination.
I call this my “grab a few things from the grocery store for a quick dinner” idea. In addition, if you like to make your own Homemade Cheese Tortellini (like I do) and have them in the freezer, even better.
Creating a creamy sauce without the use of cream is also really easy. Simply mix Parmesan cheese with the tortellini in the pan of butter and shallots, add a little of the pasta cooking water and you have an instant creamy, cheesy sauce. It takes minutes!
This dish is made just like cacio e pepe (that uses spaghetti). It is just a simple cheese and pepper pasta that is so good. You can also mix up the cheeses, using half pecorino, half Parmesan for a delicious combination.
Peas are the perfect way to add a vegetable to a pasta dish. Plus, you can use fresh spring peas or frozen for when fresh are not in season.
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Tortellini Serving suggestion
Optional additions, cooked pancetta (or unsmoked bacon), ham, lemon zest, garlic, chopped tomatoes, spinach.