Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Salmon Pesto Cream Tortellini Recipe

Feb 29, 2012

Salmon Pesto Cream Tortellini Recipe

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Dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes with this creamy and cheesy pasta recipe! The flavors come from lemon zest, tomatoes and delicious parmesan cheese! This is sure to be a new favorite comfort food! 


Salmon Pesto Cream Tortellini Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! Dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes with this creamy and cheesy pasta recipe! The flavors come from lemon zest, tomatoes and delicious parmesan cheese! This is sure to be a new favorite comfort food!



I first published this recipe over six years ago in February 2012!

After making it many times over the years, I'm finally giving this post a much needed update!

This recipe is defintely tried and true, and always turns out fantastic!

My friend, Shannon introduced this recipe to me over 10 years ago. A few years after that, I got the recipe from her and started making it on my own.

I knew when I saw the salmon and pesto in my pantry, that I had to whip up this recipe and take some new photos.

I'm so glad I did! I often forget how much I love older recipes that are posted here and making it a goal to make and update more of them.


Salmon Pesto Cream Tortellini Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! Dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes with this creamy and cheesy pasta recipe! The flavors come from lemon zest, tomatoes and delicious parmesan cheese! This is sure to be a new favorite comfort food!


The sauce for this recipe couldn't be any easier.

Just prep and whisk together a few simple ingredients and in a few minutes, it's ready to serve!

I love using tortellini or ravioli with different fillings, but I opted for basic cheese tortellini this time.

We love to serve with some toasted garlic bread and a light salad with vinaigrette. Top off the pasta with some fresh parsley for a pop of extra flavor.

I just love the lemon zest in the sauce. It adds a bright and light pop of flavor in each bite and it goes perfectly with the richness of the sauce.


Salmon Pesto Cream Tortellini Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! Dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes with this creamy and cheesy pasta recipe! The flavors come from lemon zest, tomatoes and delicious parmesan cheese! This is sure to be a new favorite comfort food!


You could substitute tuna for the salmon if you have that on hand instead.

So many options for this quick meal!

Recipes like this are my favorites to share with all of you!

This is a restaurant quality meal at home for a fraction of the price! You can't get much better than that!


Salmon Pesto Cream Tortellini Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! Dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes with this creamy and cheesy pasta recipe! The flavors come from lemon zest, tomatoes and delicious parmesan cheese! This is sure to be a new favorite comfort food!


If you liked this recipe, give these pasta recipes a try:
Creamy Garlic Parmesan Kale Macaroni
Sausage and Vegetable Orzo
Mini Tortellini Kabobs with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
Ground Beef and Green Bean Stroganoff
Beefy Tomato Macaroni Soup

Looking for more fish recipes? Check out these:
Tuna Rice and Veggie Burgers
Shrimp Sliders with Pineapple Avocado Salsa
Crispy Oven Baked Catfish Nuggets
Salmon, Spinach and Mushroom Alfredo Penne
Honey Garlic Lime Shrimp

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Salmon Pesto Cream Tortellini Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! Dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes with this creamy and cheesy pasta recipe! The flavors come from lemon zest, tomatoes and delicious parmesan cheese! This is sure to be a new favorite comfort food!


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Salmon Pesto Cream Tortellini (Print Here)

by Sheena

Ingredients (2 servings)
  • 1- 9 ounce package refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1- 5 ounce pouch boneless, skinless salmon
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon toasted pine nuts (optional)
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • pinch of salt and pepper
Instructions
Cook tortellini according to package directions, drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, whisk together pesto, sour cream, heavy whipping cream, lemon zest, salt and pepper.

Heat slowly on low, stirring constantly.

Add tomatoes and gently flake in salmon. Heat through.

Divide tortellini and sauce between 2 plates and top with parmesan and pine nuts.
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Salmon Pesto Cream Tortellini Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads! Dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes with this creamy and cheesy pasta recipe! The flavors come from lemon zest, tomatoes and delicious parmesan cheese! This is sure to be a new favorite comfort food!


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4 comments:

  1. Hi Sheena,
    What a great combination of flavor for this dish. We would really enjoy this recipe! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  2. This is an incredible plate that would match my kitchen beautifully - and idea of the brand/manufacturer??

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    1. They were selling them individually at a discount store in my area. I will check for a brand name when I get home tonight and let you know! :)

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