- Recipes, Printable Coupons | $5 Dinners™ - http://www.5dollardinners.com -

Tortellini in a Creamed Vegetarian Sauce

Posted By Sharon On March 29, 2012 @ 5:30 pm In Homemade,Potatoes,Recipes,vegetarian | 2 Comments

The creamy vegetarian sauce is made from a simple soup, with few ingredients. Blending a portion of this after cooking, and adding back to the soup makes a delicious, filling cream sauce for the tortellini.

Using yellow split peas, rather than traditional green split peas, gives it a bright, spring color!

Tortellini in a Creamed Vegetarian Sauce

Yield – 8 servings
Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 43 minutes


  • 1 cup dried yellow split peas  45 cents
  • 8 organic carrots 72 cents
  • 6 medium potatoes  30 cents
  • 10 cups of water
  • A few shakes of salt and pepper
  • 2 packages Buitoni three cheese tortellini ($3.59 for each 9 oz. pkg.) $7.18


  • Start by making a soup: Pour the yellow split peas in a large pot. Peel and cut potatoes and carrots. Add to pot. Cover this with 10 cups of water. Bring to a boil.
  • Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally for 35 minutes.
  • Scoop out 2 and 1/2 cups of the soup and place in a blender. Liquefy to a creamy consistency. Then pour this back into the pot.
  • Add tortellini to soup. Bring back to a boil. Cook on Medium heat for 8 minutes.
  • Serve with bread and butter, if desired.

Cost $8.65

Article printed from Recipes, Printable Coupons | $5 Dinners™: http://www.5dollardinners.com

URL to article: http://www.5dollardinners.com/tortellini-in-a-creamed-vegetarian-sauce/

URLs in this post:

[1] right into your inbox: http://www.5dollardinners.com/contact/get-emails

[2] get meal plans delivered to you each week: http://www.5dollarmealplan.com

Copyright © 2011 $5 Dinners™. All rights reserved.