Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tortellini with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Spinach, & Nuts

            With the Summer heat in full swing, here is a simple and tasty evening meal. I try
              and eat as light as I can. Full flavor with very few ingredients. This would go -
               perfect served with some grilled chicken sausage on a hot Summers night.

                                    Tortellini with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Spinach and Pine Nuts

                                     1 large package Bertolli cheese tortellini
                                     1 8.5 ounce jar sun dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and chopped
                                     1 14 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
                                     1 1/2 cups fresh baby spinach
                                     3 ounces mozzarella, diced
                                     4 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted on stove top ( optional )
                                     4 tablespoons fresh parmesan cheese, grated
                                     1/2 cup vegetable or chicken broth
                                     1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
                                     1/2 teaspoon onion powder
                                     1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
                                     1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
                                     drizzle of olive oil
                                     salt and pepper

    1) Cook pasta in large pot of boiling water until al dente. Once pasta is drained - pour
    cold water over pasta to stop the cooking. Put back in pot and add broth, spinach, both
    cheeses, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes. Stir well. Add all of the spices and pine nuts.
    You can adjust spices to your liking. Drizzle with olive oil.

                  "Note - When serving sometimes I add a drizzle of balsamic. Enjoy! "


  1. Looks totally refreshing, light, yet filling! Pour me a glass of vino!

  2. That sounds like the perfect pasta for Summer!!!

  3. I love pasta on a salad. Makes it more filling and delicious ;). This looks fantastic

  4. The perfect combo of ingredients. Looks so good!

  5. I could go for a big bowl of that right now!!

  6. Mmmm, I love tortellini and all the other ingredients in this recipe. Combined, it looks like a new favorite meal for me :) Thanks for sharing!


  7. This looks so delicious, I wanted to eat it right off my Instagram feed!

  8. This looks amazing Val ~love sun dried tomatoes and spinach- yum!!!

  9. I am making this tonight! YUM!!!

  10. This sounds so good! I'd love some now. It's lunchtime.

  11. This is the perfect summer meal! Love the sound of the balsamic drizzle on it.

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  13. Perfect with a crisp glass of white wine! Yum - definitely need to make this one!

  14. This looks freaking amazing!! I want to eat this for dinner tonight, all my favorite ingredients!

  15. Tortellini is one of my favorite foods. This looks amazing!

  16. Wow! This needs to be in my cooking repertoire stat. It's the perfect summer meal. With the drizzle of balsamic? Oh yes oh yes!

  17. Yum! That looks so light and delicious! Perfect for Summer on the patio :)

  18. I love the light, colorful meals you make, Val! This looks sooo scrumptious and right up my alley!

  19. Mmm I can eat this right now!1 Perfect for dinner tonight.

  20. Made this last night. Huge hit with my 18 month old son and my husband. Will be part of my dinner rotation.


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