Easy Roasted Garlic Tortellini Pasta
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 garlic heads, cloves separated
  • 1-2 tbsp oil
  • 3.5 oz sun dried tomatoes packed in oil
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1.5 cup fat free half & half ( OR use a mix of heavy cream and milk)
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes or more/less as per taste
  • 2 tsp dry basil
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups or a medium head of broccoli, chopped
  • 2 packs BUITONIĀ® Refrigerated Pastas & Sauces Tortellini: 3 Cheese Tortellini (9 oz each)
  • 1 tsp oil
Instructions
  1. Boil water for pasta.
  2. Meanwhile in a skillet , add unpeeled garlic cloves and to it add 1-2 tbsp oil. Stir them around until all garlic cloves are coated with oil and cook them on low - medium low heat for 20-22 minutes until they are browned on both sides. This way we save some time by roasting them on stove top. You can check out the method to roast them in oven HERE.
  3. Now add around 1 tbsp salt & 1 tsp oil in boiling water and to it add tortellini. Boil as per package directions, once cooked, drain, rinsed under cool water and keep aside.
  4. Now once the garlic cloves are roasted, let them cool. Now squeeze the back part of the cloves and the soft flesh will come out easily.
  5. In a small mixer, add roasted peeled garlic cloves along with sun dried tomatoes which have been drained. We don't want to add the oil in which tomatoes are packed.
  6. Add 1 tbsp oil and puree.
  7. Now in the same skillet, add chopped broccoli along with some salt and red pepper flakes and cook until crispy and sauteed. Keep it aside.
  8. Use the same skillet and add the paste of garlic and sun dried tomatoes. Cook it for a minute or two and add half & half. Stir and add all the spices. Stir and cook on low flame. Taste and add more spices as per your taste. Once you feel the sauce is good to your liking, toss in broccoli and tortellini.
  9. You can even make this in advance and just warm up before serving!
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at http://www.naivecookcooks.com/easy-roasted-garlic-tortellini-pasta/