Tortellini Puttanesca

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.

Tortellini Puttanesca is loaded with tomatoes, olives, capers, garlic and red wine. It is a family hit that will make weeknight dinners a breeze!

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.

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 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!

Tortellini Puttanesca is loaded with tomatoes, olives, capers, garlic and red wine. It is a family hit that will make weeknight dinners a breeze!

To make this, 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!

Tortellini Puttanesca is loaded with tomatoes, olives, capers, garlic and red wine. It is a family hit that will make weeknight dinners a breeze!

Tortellini Puttanesca Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound three cheese tortellini
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 2 tablespoons non-pairel capers
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

1

Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain.

2

Meanwhile, heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook just until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add in tomatoes, kalamata olives, black olives, capers, red wine and tomato paste. Simmer over medium heat until sauce reduces by 1/3 about 10 minutes. Add tortellini to the pan and parsley to the pan and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Notes

Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    kmcconne79
    March 26, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I love a good Puttanesca and the addition of the tortellini sounds delicious!

  • Reply
    Jenny B @ Honey and Birch
    March 26, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    This would be a huge hit over here! My husband can’t resist recipes with olives and capers.

  • Reply
    Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling
    March 26, 2017 at 9:24 am

    We love tortellini! What a delicious looking meal!

  • Reply
    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
    March 25, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Such great flavors in this and I love tortellini!

  • Reply
    Gust Și Aromă
    March 25, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I love quick and easy dinner! And those tortellini look so gooood!

  • Reply
    Jen
    March 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!

  • Reply
    Erren
    March 24, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Love the hint of wine added, this would be a very tasty weekend night dinner!