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Tortellini al Pomodoro

Tortellini al Pomodoro is an Italian style dish consisting of tortellini in an olive oil and vinegar sauce sauce with garlic, tomato, onion, and other flavors from the Mediterranean region. Spiced with Italian herb, this light but filling dinner can be made in 20 minutes. Serve with sliced fresh mozzarella or Italian bread.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 2 people


Tortellini al Pomodoro

  • 12 oz tortellini
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic diced
  • 2 large roma tomatoes cubed
  • 4 medium mushrooms cubed
  • 3 medium pepperoncini peppers sliced (juices reserved)
  • 2 tsp non-pareil capers
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp italian seasoning heaping (see below)
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flake (optional)
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese sliced

Italian Seasoning

  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/8 tsp thyme
  • 1/8 tsp dill


  • Prepare the tortellini according to package instructions.
  • To a medium pan, add extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flake (optional).
  • Set over high heat and let warm up (about 1 minute.)
  • Add onions to the oil and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add garlic and tomato. Cook for another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. The oil should be a fairly high boil.
  • Carefully add the mushrooms.
  • Cook for 5 minutes with the oil at a full boil.
  • Stir in the sliced pepperoncini peppers as well as the reserved pepper juices. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and finish the sauce by stirring in capers and lemon juice.
  • Spoon over cooked tortellini or mix together in a large bowl for family style. Top with a few slices of sliced mozzarella cheese and serve hot.


Scaling this recipe is done by adding an additional 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar, 1 roma tomato, 2 mushrooms, and 1-2 cloves of garlic along with 1/2 tbsp of Italian seasoning for each additional serving.
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