• Pasta Rustica With Smoked Mozzarella

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Pasta Rustica With Smoked Mozzarella


Bon Appétit, February 2004 Entertaining Made Easy


Prep: 30 minutes; total: 30 minutes


Makes 6 servings.

2 packages (about 9 ozs each) dried cheese tortellini
6 tbsps olive oil
1 large onion, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise
1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved
2 garlic cloves, minced
2/3 cup vermouth
1 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 cup

Cooking Instructions
Step 1 Cook tortellini in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain well.
Step 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; increase heat to high and saut until onion is beginning to brown, about 6 minutes. Add tomatoes; saut 3 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add vermouth, then parsley, basil, olives, and oregano. Cook 4 minutes, stirring often. Add cooked tortellini; toss over medium heat until sauce coats pasta. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese. Season pasta to taste with salt and pepper and serve.