Tasty Tuesday: Tortellini w/Basil & Herb

Pasta should be it’s own food group I think. If given the choice (and wasn’t full of carbs) I’d have pasta for every single meal. Sadly, it is not the healthiest option so I try to make it count when I do have it.

That brings me to this quick and fun little recipe. This recipe took about 25 minutes from start to finish. Here’s what you will need to get started

  • 1 bag of frozen tortellini (16oz bag)
  • 1 lb sausage (grocery aisle by the bacon)
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 jar Bertoli Olive Oil, Basil & Garlic Sauce
  • 2 TBSP Barilla Pesto
  • 2 gloves minced garlic
  • Garlic salt, pepper and salt to taste
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Parmesan

Let’s Get Started

  • Dice up onion and sausage and drop into a skillet. Add in minced garlic and sautee until sausage starts to crisp on the edges and onions are clearish.
  • In a separate pot, prepare tortellini per instructions on the bag.
  • Once tortellini is cooked, drain water in a strainer and let tortellini sit.
  • Take the pot and add 1 jar of Bertoli (leave the burner temp at medium) and add two tablespoons of the pesto. Mix together and let warm on stove.
  • Add the onions and sausage to the sauce pot and mix thoroughly. Add garlic salt, salt and pepper to taste. (I put in a dash of each).
  • Add back the cooked tortellini and mix thoroughly so all pasta is coated with the sauce.
  • Let simmer on stove at medium for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from stove and serve.
  • Garnish with crushed red pepper (for spice) and parmesan.

Thankfully this was quick and easy and I was able to freeze the leftovers to take with me on my camping trip. I’m glad I took the rest of it with me since my mom ended up eating it more than I did 🙂



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