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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Bertucci’s Tortellini

I love Bertucci’s (which you’ll find out in Boston area). This is a dish I ordered one night that was super yummy and just sort of made up a recipe for.

Bertucci's Tortellini
Fresh, simple, and delicious!
Recipe type: Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
  • Fresh Tortellini (cheese filled and spinach if possible)
  • 1 can whole tomatoes, cut up, reserve most of the juice
  • Mushrooms (portabellos are good)
  • Sausage (italian or andouille), cooked cut into pieces
  • Basil
  • Oregano (lesser amount than basil)
  • Minced garlic
  • Some sugar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Light cream (a little)
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Sautee sausage and mushrooms in a bit of olive oil if you need it. Add all other ingredients and simmer – except fresh basil and cream. Add basil and cream at end and heat through. Toss with pasta!


  1. 1

    Mmmmmm….Bertuccis….I’ve never had a tortellini dish there, but I adore there pizza, the linguini and meatballs and rigatoni aburztzi.

  2. I am making this tonight… When you say reserve the juice of the tomatoes, do I use the juice or not? Thanks!

    • Jane Maynard

      it means I dump off some of the juice in the can, and then use the rest of the juice in the recipe. does that make sense? hopefully! 🙂

  3. Jane, Thank you SO much! Yes, that does make sense. I will do that! We are looking forward to it. Although we have never heard of Bertucci’s (we live in Wisconsin!), the dish sounds incredible. Have a great afternoon.

    • Jane Maynard

      I hope the recipe works for you! I miss Bertucci’s terribly…it’s a restaurant in New England. I almost always eat there when we go back to visit! 🙂

  4. 4

    Approximately how much of each ingredient would you say you include. I’d hate to make this and have it be too sugary or too spice infused… 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Jane Maynard

      hi lani!

      this is totally one of my non-recipe recipes, but here are some estimates for you! 🙂

      about 1 tsp basil
      about 1/2 tsp oregano
      1-3 fresh garlic cloves (depending on how much you like garlic)
      about 2 teaspoons or so of sugar
      a few shakes of pepper
      try 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon of salt and then taste it and add more if necessary

      hope that helps!

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