Caprese Tortellini Bowl

I have a beautiful spring dinner recipe for you. It’s Caprese Tortellini Bowl and it is amazing. It’s made with three cheese tortellini, fresh mozzarella cheese, sun dried tomatoes and fresh basil. This dish is full of flavor, very easy and made in under 30 minutes!

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This is one of my absolute favorite dishes. Caprese is one of my favorite savory flavor combinations and tortellini is my guilty pleasure. I’ve made so many caprese dishes in the past and this one is my favorite (it would actually be tied with my savory  Bread).

This is great to whip up for a quick lunch or a family dinner. Adults will enjoy the bright, great flavors of this tortellini dish and kids will enjoy the fact that they are having tortellini for dinner!

Caprese Tortellini Bowl 3  from willcookforsmiles.com #tortellini #caprese

I have this for lunch once in a while when I am all alone. My son is going through this picky stage right now. He is four and I’m estimating only about 10-15 more years of this stage. Ha…I hope not but I’m being realistic, based on his father. He is in his 30s and still not over the picky eater stage of his life. I’ve gotten him to eat a bigger variety of foods since we met, but there are still many ingredients he just won’t eat.

So this is one of those dishes that I make all for myself. As delicious as it is, I don’t mind not having to share!

Caprese Tortellini Bowl |  from willcookforsmiles.com #tortellini #caprese

Caprese Tortellini Bowl

Caprese Tortellini Bowl

Ingredients

  • 9 oz package of refrigerated three cheese tortellini
  • salt
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small shallot
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 3 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
  • About 5 medium leaves of fresh basil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook tortellini in salted water, according to the package, and set aside.
  2. In a large pan, preheat the olive oil on medium-high heat and add diced shallot and diced sun-dried tomatoes. Saute until the onion starts to golden.
  3. Add balsamic vinegar and stir well.
  4. Add cooked tortellini and still until all combined. Add some salt to taste.
  5. Saute for about 5 minutes.
  6. Chop fresh mozzarella into small cubes. Stir mozzarella and basil into the pasta quickly and plate immediately. The heat in pasta will start to soften the cheese and bring out the aroma in basil.

Notes

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Comments

  1. These pictures are so bright and fresh! You made this pasta really stunning! Caprese is the best … balsalmic and sun dried tomatoes mmmm!

  2. Lyuba, these are my favorite flavor combinations, too! Such gorgeous pictures.. and it’s making me drool!

  3. Oh Boy!! We are back home and I am already getting my kitchen tools to do some major recipes. This sounds so good and I love anything Italian. As far as picky eaters go? I have to blame the moms sometimes — not your son, he is probably going through a stage. We always wanted to introduce our kids to as many foods as possible. Of course some they liked and some they didn’t. To this day my daughter and older son love raw oysters and my youngest son can’t stomach them. He tries but there must be something about the textures that he doesn’t like. Anyway. Your pictures are fantastic as usual!! Love your recipes and I’m planning to make a bunch.

    • My son used to eat everything, and I mean everything, or at least try it. This lasted until he was 3, then it all wend down the heel. Hopefully, it won’t last too long.
      Thank you, Marisa! Give that kitchen a good workout!

  4. I’m excited to give this a try. I really like tortellini, but usually just add a regular tomato pasta sauce or an alfredo sauce, which is pretty boring. This is a much better idea than what I’ve been doing,. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. I love anything caprese….just the tomatoes and mozzarella is fine with me! Mixing it in with tortellini adds even more deliciousness! Great idea! :)

  6. I love Caprese anything. Basil, mozzarella and olive oil can’t be beat. I think I’ll make this for dinner tonight. Thank you for sharing.

  7. This looks delicious Lyuba! Caprese anything is a win for me! Pinned and shared on FB :)

  8. Love caprese, love tortellini, love the simplicity and deliciousness of this meal, Lyuba!!


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