Need to get dinner on the table in a hurry? Cheese tortellini combines with tomatoes and flavorful veggies in this super quick and easy recipe for Very Veggie Tortellini.
This recipe was created for my client, Green Giant, but all opinions are my own.
When soccer began last week, I wasn’t quite ready for an evening on the field. Though I’d packed all the kids gear (well, except the soccer balls … fortunately the coaches had extras), I hadn’t thought for a second that my work attire would be inappropriate for the field — until I was standing there, trying not to sink into the ground in my high heels whilst watching both kids play. I’d forgotten a chair, blanket, appropriate clothes and footwear — just about everything for me. I might as well have had a neon sign on my head that said “Nope, didn’t plan well today.”
But sometimes that happens — sometimes you forget yourself while caring for others. Sometimes you focus so hard on certain details that you miss the bigger picture. And on some days, it’s dinner that falls by the wayside. That’s when it helps most to have some super quick and easy recipes ready to go — like this Very Veggie Tortellini that can be whipped up in just 15 minutes.
Toss-together pasta like this are a life-saver (or, more accurately, a dinner-saver) for those nights.
You start with a few simple ingredients. In this case, it’s dried tortellini pasta, frozen veggies, tomatoes and cheese. Then you cook the veggies and the pasta and mix it all up. In no time, you are sitting down to dinner — as if you totally planned it that way (wait, didn’t you?).
That leaves time for the things that really matter — the conversations about your days, the checking in on what’s going on and planning for what’s to come later in the week.
- 8 oz. cheese tortellini
- 1 pouch Green Giant Market Blend Veggies
- 1 medium tomato, , diced (about 1 cup)
- 1/2 cup freshly grated romano cheese
- Salt and pepper, , to taste
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the tortellini to package directions. Drain well.
- While the tortellini is cooking, cook the Green Giant Market Blend Veggies, per package directions.
- In a large bowl, stir together the tortellini, veggies, tomatoes and cheese. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
- Serve immediately.
Disclosure: I was compensated for creating this recipe but all opinions are my own.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of four cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to a tween and a teen, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.