Wednesday for me is always a day that I have to think of something quick and easy to make for dinner because we have church on Wednesday nights. This morning I was reading through my usual food blogs and found a post from
Stacey Snacks that gave me the perfect solution to my problem, and it had my favorite kind of pasta….tortellini! I absolutely love tortellini! First because it is a stuffed pasta and who doesn’t like stuffed pasta? Second I love how it holds the sauce in all of its nooks and crannies. So I took this quick fix and made it my own. I had to put some kind of meat chunks in it or my Hubby would have been “Where’s the meat?”. This is a great idea if you need something quick.
Pesto & Sun dried Tomato Tortellini w/ Sausage
- 2 cups of frozen tortellini
- 2 links of mild italian sausage, sliced
- 1/2 cup of frozen peas
- 1 hand full of pine nuts
- 1/3 cup of already made pesto sauce
- 1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/2 small onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- olive oi
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with olive oil spray and spread the pine nuts on it. Toast in oven. (I don’t remember how long I toasted them, so keep and I eye on them)
Put a pot of water to boil. Once it begins to boil drop in the tortellini and peas. When everything floats to the top it is done.
While water is heating, heat a saute pan with some olive oil. Mince onion and garlic in a small food processor, saute until tender. Add in the sausage and cook till done, about 5 minutes.
Once pasta, peas, nuts and sausage is done toss in a large bowl with pesto sauce and sun-dried tomatoes. Dinner is done!