Arugula has a fresh, peppery flavor that pairs well with the sweet tomatoes.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta and tomatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Drain pasta mixture, and return to pot.

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  • Add arugula and butter to pasta. Toss, adding reserved pasta water a little at a time to create a thin sauce that coats tortellini (you may not need all the water). Season with salt and pepper; toss to combine. Serve.

Reviews (6)

28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2018
Quick, delicious, easy weeknight meal. Great flavors! The pepper in the arugula is a perfect counter-point to the sweet/salty sun-dried tomatoes. Excellent balance and flavor in this simple and fast dinner.
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2015
This was very good, and super easy. The key to this, is timing and a gentle boil! I read some of the other reviews about the sun-dried tomatoes being over boiled and no longer flavorful, so I threw them in the last 5 minutes. I used fresh Italian sausage tortellini's, and boiled all gently until al dente, about 6-9 minutes. I used Ghee instead of butter, and topped it off with shaved Parmesan cheese. Hubby loved it, and he isn't even a fan of arugula! ... Definitely will make again, Yum!
Rating: Unrated
12/20/2010
This was great... although instead of using regular sun dried tomatoes, i used the marinated kind...so I skipped the whole boiling them. But it was super easy and delicious! A definite repeat!
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Rating: Unrated
03/25/2010
I have to confess I'm a little befuddled by this recipe: boil the sun-dried tomatoes with the pasta? But I dutifully followed the recipe. The tomatoes were watery and almost tasteless after their violent "bath"; moreover, there was no notable corresponding increase in flavor to the pasta water that formed the basis for the sauce. (continued below)
Rating: Unrated
03/25/2010
I enjoyed the combination of tortellini, arugula and (what was left of) the sun-dried tomato flavors; I just don't understand the purpose of diminishing the flavor of the tomatoes.
Rating: Unrated
11/19/2008
I really like this recipe. It is very easy and the combination of the arugala and the sun dried tomatoes make the beef tortellini interesting.
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