PESTO PEPPER TORTELLINI
1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
1/2 cup julienned sweet red pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup butter
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup ground walnuts
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
1 tablespoon chopped green onion or chives
1 Prepare tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute red pepper and garlic in butter until pepper is crisp-tender. Stir in cream; cook for 8-10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add the walnuts, basil and onion; heat through. Drain tortellini; add to sauce and toss to coat.
Yield: 4 servings.