One Pot Tortellini with Pesto

Cooking the tortellini in broth adds flavour and creates a simple sauce when tossed with pesto in this colourful dish. Serve it right away or leftovers can be served cold for a delicious lunch.

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CAMPBELL'S® No Salt Added Ready to Use Vegetable Broth

CAMPBELL'S® No Salt Added Ready to Use Vegetable Broth

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•No Salt Added - With 40 mg of sodium per serving occurring naturally, it has 96% less sodium than our regular Ready To Use Vegetable Broth
•No artificial colours or flavours
•Seasoned to perfection for a rich, authentic vegetable flavor
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•Fat free
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  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups (500 mL) CAMPBELL'S® No Salt Added Ready to Use Vegetable Broth
  • 1 package fresh cheese tortellini
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh or packaged pesto
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Cook red onion, carrot, zucchini and red pepper just until onion starts to soften, about 2 minutes.  
  2. Pour in broth and bring to a boil.  Stir in tortellini and reduce heat to maintain a simmer; cover. Cook just until pasta is softened and most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 5 minutes.  
  3. Remove from heat and stir in pesto to coat the pasta. Serve sprinkled with grated Parmesan.

Recipe tips

To make your own quick pesto, combine 4 cups (1L) of fresh basil leaves, 1 clove of garlic, 2 tbsp (30 mL) toasted pine nuts, 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh grated Parmesan, 1/2 tsp each (3 mL) salt and pepper and 3 tbsp (45 mL) good quality olive oil in your food processor or blender and process until smooth.

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