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Creamy Tortellini Pasta with Fire Roasted Tomatoes - Recipe

A recipe for quick and easy cheese tortellini cooked in a creamy fire roasted tomato sauce with ground turkey. A super easy meal for any night of the week.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 547kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 large sweet pepper chopped (bell pepper is OK)
  • 1 large Cubanelle pepper chopped (or sub in a bell pepper)
  • 1 serrano pepper chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 14- ounce cans fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Gochujang Sriracha can be used instead, if needed
  • ½ cup heavy cream or Mexican crema
  • 1 bag tortellini prepared (20 ounces)
  • FOR SERVING: Fresh chopped herbs chopped peppers, your favorite hot sauce

Instructions

  • Heat a large pan to medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the onion and peppers and cook them about 5 minutes to soften. Add the garlic, ground turkey, and seasonings. Break up the turkey with a wooden spoon into chunks and cook another 6-7 minutes, until the turkey is cooked through.
  • Add the fire roasted tomatoes and chicken broth. Stir it all together.
  • Let simmer for at least 15 minutes to let the flavors develop, or up to an hour.
  • Stir in the heavy cream, or use Mexican crema or sour cream for a lighter version. Swirl to incorporate.
  • Stir in cooked tortellini.
  • Serve into bowls and sprinkle with fresh herbs.

Notes

Heat Level: MEDIUM
Learn more about What is Gochujang and Why You Need it in Your Kitchen.

Nutrition

Calories: 547kcal