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Pesto Tortellini

Pesto Tortellini

Well you knew this was coming today.  Right?  I obviously had to show you the main way I’ve been using all that beautiful spinach pesto!  And pasta was the obvious choice.

This is barely even a recipe.  But, I have forced my family to eat some version of pesto pasta no less than 4 times in the last couple of weeks, and this is the best one.  So I’ve saved you trying to decide which veggies to toss in with your pesto and which kind of pasta to use….you know, cause that’s tricky stuff.   Sure…..

 

Pesto Tortellini (3)

 

Anyways.

Pesto tortellini.  It’s pretty awesome, if I do say so myself.  And just look at all that green!!  Doesn’t it make you feel like it’s warm and sunny and spring like, even if you’re looking out the window at clouds and rain (and the possibility of more snow) like I am?  Something about spring.  All the vegetables suddenly look nicer at the grocery store and I want to eat them all.

I took the longer drive all the way to the city (it’s like 20 minutes, but you know, farther than the store 5 minutes away!) specifically to go to a store that sells just produce.  Their stuff generally looks much better then the regular grocery store and usually tastes great.  Plus they seem to have a lot more organic stuff for a decent price.  So I bought a ton of veggies.  Everything looked good.

 

Pesto Tortellini (1)

 

And, spring!  So I wanted lots and lots of green stuff.  Is it just me?  Or does everyone do this in the spring?  Suddenly realize that you’re not getting enough veggies and crave them all?

At any rate, we’ve had lots of green pasta the last couple of weeks.  So you can trust me when I say that this pesto tortellini is amazing and you should definitely try it.  Especially if you’re like me and want all the green things now that spring is here.  Plus, it takes less than 30 minutes to make, and that includes all the washing and chopping of vegetables!

And if it does snow again this weekend (it’s supposed to, I’m really hoping it doesn’t!), then I’m going to have more pesto tortellini and just pretend it’s sunny outside to match.  Anyone with me?

 

Pesto Tortellini

 

Pesto Tortellini

Pesto Tortellini

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (450 g) tortellini (I used chicken and bacon tortellini, but any kind is fine)
  • 1 1/2 cups pesto (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 cups asparagus, cut into one inch pieces (20-25 thin spears)
  • 1 small zucchini, quartered and sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 large stalk broccoli, cut into small pieces, florets and stalk (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 pint (275g) grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup water
  • parmesan cheese, for serving
  • crumbled bacon bits, for serving

Instructions

  1. In a large pot of boiling water, boil the tortellini according to the package directions, until tender. Drain, return to pot, and toss with the pesto sauce.
  2. In a large non-stick skillet, over medium heat, stir fry the asparagus, zucchini and broccoli until crisp tender, about 4-5 minutes. Add the tortellini with pesto sauce, and the water and stir to combine everything. Allow to heat through, then stir in the grape tomatoes and serve.
  3. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bacon and serve hot. Enjoy!

Notes

Source: Bake.Eat.Repeat. original.

 

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Shikha @ Shikha la mode

Monday 5th of October 2015

So much yes!

stacey

Friday 9th of October 2015

Thanks so much! We loved this pasta!

mira

Sunday 26th of April 2015

Yeah, it's been cold around here too! This tortellini dish looks awesome ! Love it! Pinned!

stacey

Monday 27th of April 2015

Thanks Mira!

Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen

Sunday 26th of April 2015

What a gorgeous bowl of tortellini and so perfect for spring! Hoping warm sunny weather comes your way soon!

stacey

Sunday 26th of April 2015

Thanks Christin!

Kelly - Life Made Sweeter

Sunday 26th of April 2015

I can't get enough greens lately too! Love this pesto tortellini! It looks fantastic! Hope the weather warms up for you soon! It's been cold here all week but supposed to warm up again tomorrow.

stacey

Sunday 26th of April 2015

Yeah it's supposed to warm up here tomorrow too, which makes me happy! Thanks Kelly!

Roberta

Saturday 25th of April 2015

This sounds great, Stacey, and believe it or not, we just bought several packages of Pasta (which we don't generally do), including chicken & bacon tortellini!!!! I'll pick up some fresh spinach today, and tomorrow's dinner is basically done! thanks! Oh, and maybe you could post a couple of photos from BC for 'Mir', so she can see that it's Spring/Summer here! (am I rubbing it in? - I don't mean to ... really!!!) xox

stacey

Saturday 25th of April 2015

Hahahaha, yes. You are rubbing it in. We actually somehow missed the snow, even though there was lots in nearby areas, so that's kind of nice! And I have some flowers now so it's all good. Spring is here, it's just being as slow as usual to stay warm! I should be used to it by now! :) Hope you like the pesto!

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