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Pesto Tortellini

Pesto Tortellini

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So easy, and delicious! I served this when Nate’s cousin Hank was in town and we had zero leftovers.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2 boxes fresh tortellini; I get the kind that comes in the refrigerated section, each box is 10 oz. (I used one spinach and one cheese, but you could use all the same kind; **see note below if you use two different kinds)
  • 1/3 c fresh pesto (remember my easy hack for freezing pesto!)
  • S & P to taste
  • fresh basil, julienned (optional)
  • 1/2 c fresh parmesan, grated

TO MAKE:

  1. cook pasta according to directions (**NOTE: if you are using two different kinds, be sure to note if they have different cooking times! I cooked the cheese first, which said it took 5-7 minutes, then spooned them out and threw the spinach into the boiling water, as they only needed 1-2 minutes)
  2. Once cooked, drain the pasta and stir in the pesto
  3. Add S&P, parmesan
  4. garnish with basil

Serve with a side of warm, crusty bread and a big arugula salad!