Tasty Tuesday: Tortellini with a Twist

Tortellini I think is my new favorite to work with when making a pasta dish. This is the second tortellini dish I am making this month.

So I got back from my weeklong camping trip and was craving something homemade. Looked in my freezer and we had thick steaks and frozen tortellini. Of course, I was game so I looked on Pinterest to find a recipe that used both of these ingredients. Side note: do you guys try to find recipes that include the stuff you already have at home? I’ve been trying to do this more often, rather than grocery shop specific to a recipe. Anyways I found one I liked and realized I needed only a couple easy items from the store to make it happen so I was game. Below is a part of the recipe below but includes the tweaks I made 🙂

This turned out to be a huge winner with J and we inhaled the leftovers within a day and a half lol.

What you need:

  • 1 bag tortellini (16oz)
  • 2 lbs steak
  • 1 onion
  • 3 minced garlic gloves
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups mushrooms
  • 1 cup brocoli
  • Shaved parmesan
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Let’s get started

  • Heat up olive oil and butter in the skillet
  • Dice up your onions and mushrooms and throw them in your skillet. I used a large skillet/saucepan since I wanted to cook the rest of the dish in the same pan.
I got this dicer from Target for $20! This was the first time using and it was amazing!! Link to buy is below
  • While onions and mushrooms saute with the minced garlic, slice up the steak length wise. I trim the fat off the sides as well. Place in a smaller skillet to brown slightly (leave mostly pink). The steak will finish cooking in the sauce in a later step. I would also cut the steak once more into a shorter strip.
  • Back to your onion pan, add in your Pesto.
  • Add in your semi cooked steak
  • Pour in one cup heavy whipping cream and half cup of white wine.
  • While sauce is mixing with the steak, cook the tortellini per the package instructions and then mix into skillet.
  • Let the sauce simmer for 10-15 minutes to allow it to thicken up.
  • Lastly, I cooked the broccoli in the microwave and chopped it up a bit and mixed into the sauce towards the end and let the sauce simmer another 5 minutes.

For the finally, garnish pasta with shaved parmesan and serve 🙂

Honestly, this was probably J and I’s favorite pasta dish I have made thus far. I will definitely be making this again soon!

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