Here's one of the quickest pesto sauces you'll come across. It's a perfect match for cheese tortellini, but you can use other tortellini such as mushroom or meat instead. The pesto is also great with just about any plain pasta.
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1/3 cup lightly packed flat-leaf parsley with thick stems removed
- 2 cloves garlic, smashed
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
- 1 pound fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
- 1 tablespoon butter
Fresh, Frozen, and Dried Tortellini We recommend fresh tortellini, which are sold in the refrigerator section of most supermarkets. Frozen are a close second and great to have on hand. Both of these are better than dried.