Last Thursday I got up bright and early knowing that I had a busy day ahead of me. It involved the hitting gym, cleaning the house, getting ready for a family visit and completing the Daring Bakers Challenge. By dinner time I was exhausted and ready to run to the nearest drive through to pick up a burger and fries. That however, would’ve made the trip to the gym earlier in the day a big waste of time. Instead, I decided to look for a meal that was short on time but big on flavor. This quick pasta is just that. There are 4 ingredients and 2 steps. I had this meal on the table in 10 minutes.
For this recipe you can use store bought pesto but I had just purchased a bunch of basil the day before so I made my own. It is fairly easy to make. I will say that a package of pine nuts can be pretty expensive. If you are only using them for this recipe, check the bulk section of your grocery store. I found some there, got exactly the amount I wanted and it only cost a few dollars.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Transfer to serving bowl.
Combine basil, garlic, pine nuts and cheese in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.
With the food processor running, slowly pour in a steady stream of extra virgin olive oil until combined. Refrigerate any unused portion in a airtight container for up to 1 week.
Mix pesto with tortellini and sun dried tomatoes. Toss to coat pasta. Sprinkle with cheese.
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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