Tortellini with Fresh Tomatoes, Artichokes and Smoked Mozzarella

Tortellini with fresh tomatoes, artichokes, salty olives and smoked mozzarella. A strong and flavorful sauce for tortellini.


  • 1 9 oz package of fresh tortellini – I used spinach and cheese
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 6 oz of marinated artichokes
  • 10 olives
  • 1 garlic clove – minced
  • 2 tbs basil – minced
  • 2 oz diced smoked mozzarella – about 1/2 cup
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 10 twists of black pepper


  1. Chop up the tomatoes in to a large dice. Add to a bowl.
  2. Give the marinated artichokes a rough chop and add to the tomatoes.
  3. Give the olives a rough chop and add to the tomato mixture.
  4. Add minced garlic and basil to the tomato mixture.
  5. Add olive oil and black pepper to the tomato mixture. Toss to combine and let sit 15 minutes to marinate.
  6. While tomato mixture is marinating, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook tortellini as per the package instructions. I added one cube of bouillon to the water.
  7. When the tortellini is done, strain and add to a bowl. Toss with cheese first – so cheese melts slightly over the warm tortellini. Add tomato mixture and toss to combine. Sprinkle with a little bit of basil to garnish.