Saturday, May 1, 2010

Pretend You're at a Restaurant...

Here is a really easy recipe that tastes like something you'd eat in a restaurant. The best thing is that you only need one large saucepan and this can be on the table in less than 15 minutes! (I hate doing dishes...)

Creamy Tomato Tortellini

1 bag of frozen tortellini
1# of frozen broccoli (I actually used green beans last time...)
4 oz reduced fat cream cheese, cut into cubes
1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, undrained
spices of your choice (basil, minced garlic or garlic powder, oregano)
optional topping: Parmesan cheese

Boil water in a large saucepan or stockpot. Cook frozen broccoli for 3 minutes. Add the tortellini and cook for 3 minutes more (or however long package directions dictate). Drain both the tortellini and broccoli in a colander.

Place cream cheese and tomatoes in the saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat for 3 minutes until cream cheese has melted. Add the spices of your choice. Return the tortellini and broccoli to the saucepan and stir to combine.

Can sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.

You could also use ravioli. The vegetables could be omitted for those who are not fans of broccoli or green beans.

Sorry I don't have a picture. We were so hungry that the three of us finished off the whole thing!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Spelling or grammar will not be criticized, so there's no reason not to leave me a comment!