Venango County Recipe of the Day: Tortellini Appetizers

| January 12, 2019

This awesome recipe is perfect for a game day snack! Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

Tortellini Appetizers


4 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 – 9 oz. pkg. refrigerated spinach tortellini
1-pint grape tomatoes
26 frilled toothpicks

Pesto Dip:

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup prepared pesto
1/8 teaspoon pepper


~Preheat oven at 425°.

~Place garlic cloves on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil. Wrap foil around garlic. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes.

~Meanwhile, cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Toss with remaining oil. Set aside.

~In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, cheese, milk, pesto, and pepper. Mash garlic into pesto mixture. Stir until combined.

~Alternately thread tortellini and tomatoes onto toothpicks.

~Serve with pesto dip.

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