Tortellini Puttanesca is loaded with tomatoes, olives, capers, garlic and red wine. It is a family hit that will make weeknight dinners a breeze!
I have already shared two quick and easy dinners this week: quick and easy pork and veggie stir fry & Cod and Asparagus Sheet Pan Dinner, so I figured not finish out the week with one more quick and easy weeknight meal.
This Tortellini Puttanesca is one of our family favorites. My boys like it because they love olives and capers. Ryan likes it because he loves tortellini and I love it because of all of thee above. And the splash of red wine doesn’t hurt either.
I also happen to love this Tortellini Puttanesca because it is a hearty meal to serve my family, without meat. Don’t get me wrong, we are carnivores in this house, but I like to serve meatless dinners at least once a week. I usually get turned up noses (from kiddos and husband alike) asking “where’s the meat?!” when I serve vegetarian meals. However, with this pasta, they gobble it up without even asking about meat. Win!
Some puttanesca recipes will call for crushed red peppers to be added to the sauce to give it a little heat. I made this Puttanesca recipe for myself and my kiddos so I left over the crushed red peppers for the main dish. I sprinkled some over my own serving afterward to give it more heat.
To make Putanessca tortellini, I usually buy the fresh tortellini that you find in the prepared food section of the grocery store. To keep with the vegetarian theme, I always go for the three cheese tortellini. The cheese are ricotta, Parmesan and Romano. That being said, if you (or your family) want to add some meat, I’ve seen and herb and chicken tortellini that would be perfect in this!
Of course, I suggest serving this with The Best (and easiest!) garlic bread!
kmcconne79March 26, 2017 at 6:40 pm
I love a good Puttanesca and the addition of the tortellini sounds delicious!
Jenny B @ Honey and BirchMarch 26, 2017 at 2:24 pm
This would be a huge hit over here! My husband can’t resist recipes with olives and capers.
Cathy@LemonTreeDwellingMarch 26, 2017 at 9:24 am
We love tortellini! What a delicious looking meal!
Kimberly @ The Daring GourmetMarch 25, 2017 at 4:34 pm
Such great flavors in this and I love tortellini!
Gust Și AromăMarch 25, 2017 at 12:35 pm
I love quick and easy dinner! And those tortellini look so gooood!
JenMarch 24, 2017 at 11:28 am
I am loving all of these quick and easy meals! As a busy mom, they just make my life so much easier. Looks delicious!
ErrenMarch 24, 2017 at 9:26 am
Love the hint of wine added, this would be a very tasty weekend night dinner!