eats: Parmesan Broth Tortellini

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So, I’ve said in previous posts, that Hubs is not a pasta fan.  And yet, we have pasta AT LEAST once a week, sometimes two or three times a week.  He STILL contends that he’s not a pasta fan, but so far he has four and five starred all the pasta dishes I have made, including this one.  hehe – I think he’s a secret, closet pasta eater ;)

This Parmesan Broth Tortellini dish is so simple and requires very little ingredients.  I actually threw it together last minute myself :)

When Hubs & I first dated we lived a couple of towns over where they have a Safeway grocery store.  I know I’m a sentimental cheese-ball, but I have one in my hometown where I grew up too & I really enjoy Safeway and their selection (plus it reminds me of home :).  So, this past weekend we happened to be over in our old stomping ground for my niece’s birthday, and I asked nicely kinda demanded we pop in so I could throw together a quick last minute dinner.

Thinking on my feet my friends, thinking on my feet!

I went directly to Hubs “favorite” – the pasta aisle (heehe), and then went directly to my favorite – the Barilla pasta.  We’ve never tried the Barilla Tortellini before but I decided to try something new instead of the usual.  I grabbed the Barilla Three Cheese Tortellini & the Cheese and Spinach Tortellini – had to get both because this thrifty mama couldn’t pass up the deal they were having on them ($.75 off the purchase of ONE (1) package of Barilla Tortellini).  I’m saving the Cheese & Spinach for later when I need to throw together a last minute meal – yay me! – for thinking ahead for once!!!

Parmesan Broth Tortellini | @mamamissblog #pastanight #easymeal #quickeats

Parmesan Broth Tortellini | @mamamissblog #pastanight #easymeal #quickeats

Parmesan Broth Tortellini | @mamamissblog #pastanight #easymeal #quickeats

Parmesan Broth Tortellini | @mamamissblog #pastanight #easymeal #quickeats

Parmesan Broth Tortellini | @mamamissblog #pastanight #easymeal #quickeats

Parmesan Broth Tortellini | @mamamissblog #pastanight #easymeal #quickeats

Parmesan Broth Tortellini

Yield: 4 servings.

This no-fuss, quick and simple Parmesan Broth Tortellini dish is full of flavor and requires very few ingredients to pull together for dinner tonight.


1 package Barilla® Three Cheese Tortellini
8 cups (2 - 32oz boxes) vegetable stock
3 Parmesan cheese rinds
4 garlic cloves, smashed
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup chopped parsley, for garnish


  1. Using a Dutch oven or equivalent, pour in vegetable stock and bring to a rapid boil.
  2. Add Parmesan cheese rinds, smashed garlic, and bay leaf.
  3. Reduce heat to medium simmer; Simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. After 30 minutes, pour broth through a strainer into a large bowl.
  5. Discard the Parmesan, garlic, & bay leaf and return the broth to the pot.
  6. Heat the broth and bring to a low boil.
  7. Add Tortellini; Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Scoop out the Tortellini with a slotted spoon and divide among bowls.
  9. Pour a couple of ladles of broth over the Tortellini in each bowl.
  10. Garnish with chopped parsley; Serve.


Adapted from The Kitchn

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  1. Maybe because I’ve never been looking for them before, but I cannot recall ever seeing Parmesan cheese rinds. Are they sold in stores or are they just something that are left over after finishing off a block of Parmesan? Sorry if that is a silly question, but I don’t eat much dairy. I really want to try this recipe though.

  2. I LOVE tortellini! I can’t wait to try this, thanks for sharing!

    A Mother’s Craftuition

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