Pasta Bruschetta

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Everyone in my family loves Pasta Bruschetta, but it is my son Immanuel’s favorite! It is very inexpensive (about $1.35 per serving), and easy to make. If you use Cheese Tortellini it is about $2.00 per serving. I usually make it with Cheese Tortellini but when the budget is tight we go for Penne or Farfalle. The cool thing is that you can alter the amounts of each of the ingredients to suit your taste.

Ingredients for 6:

  • Two 20 oz. pkg of Buitoni Tortellini
  • 2-3 cups of diced roma tomatoes 
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of basil chiffonade
  • 1/4 cup chopped olives (I prefer Kalamata)
  • 2 tbsp. fresh minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • While you are heating the pasta water to a boil, add the tomatoes, basil, olives, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper to a large bowl and mix thoroughly and set aside.
  • Cook the tortellini according to the instructions on the package and drain.
  • Toss with the rest of the ingredients. You can serve it hot or let it chill in the fridge.
  • Don’t forget to top it off with your favorite grated Italian hard cheese.
You can use Farfalle or Penne or any of your favorite pasta for this recipe.

I really hope that you try this recipe. It is so easy and inexpensive to make. As always, I want to hear your feedback. It totally makes my day when someone tells me that they tried and loved one of my recipes.


Pasta Bruschetta is excellent served with wilted Spinach. I will include the recipe for it in my next newsletter, coming out Friday, December 14, 2018. If you are not yet receiving my newsletter you can sign up for it below, but do it before December 14th or you will miss out!

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Susan Lake
5 years ago

Are you using home grown basil and tomatoes?

5 years ago

My kids loved it! Seconds for all of them and Jenna even had it for a snack before bed. Cloee took it to school for lunch the next day! Definitely adding it to our rotation! ❤️

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