Yummy in my tummy!!!
I recently made this recipe for my family. My husband took one bite and looked at me and said, “Honey, that is delicious!”.
This is a quick and healthy meal you can make for your family tonight! I guarantee it will make everyone smile.
Creamy Pesto Tortellini Skillet – 4 servings
13 1/3 ounces tortellini, spinach-filled
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2/3 pound mushrooms, stems removed and sliced
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, oil-packed
grated parmesan, or dairy free, for serving
For the pesto sauce:
2 2/3 cups spinach leaves, or basil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon walnut, pieces
1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese, or dairy free
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon skim milk, or dairy free
Fill a large pot with water and place it over high heat with the lid on. While the water comes to a boil, prep your ingredients. Once the water boils, add the tortellini and cook according to package instructions, and drain in a colander when it’s done.
In a large skillet, heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, salt, and pepper, to taste, and saute, stirring occasionally, until the moisture evaporates and the mushrooms have browned.
While the pasta and mushrooms cook, prepare your pesto sauce. Place the spinach, garlic, lemon juice, walnuts, and parmesan into the bowl of a food processor or blender and pulse until roughly chopped. With the processor running, add the oil through the feed tube and process until it reaches the desired consistency. Taste, then and add the desired amount of salt and pepper, and process once more.
Reduce the heat for the skillet with the mushrooms to low. Add1/2 cup of pesto sauce and 2 tablespoons of cream, and stir to combine. If you prefer your sauce creamier, add the remaining 2 tablespoons and adjust the seasoning. Add the tortellini and sundried tomatoes, and stir until the pasta is evenly coated — add more pesto sauce if necessary.
Calories – 362, Carbs 27 g
Serve with a salad and ENJOY!!!