30 Minute Toasted Tortellini with Pesto


Get dinner on the table in no time with this 30 minute toasted tortellini with pesto. It only requires 8 simple ingredients!

30 Minute Toasted Tortellini with Pesto | lifemadesimplebakes.com

Our family is kind of obsessed with pesto. My three year old begs me to make it at least once a week, so it’s no surprise that this dish quickly became a favorite. It’s super flavorful, filling, and easy to throw together- all you need is 30 minutes.

30 Minute Toasted Tortellini with Pesto | lifemadesimplebakes.com

What I love most about this dish is that it’s budget-friendly, wholesome and fresh! I used Buitoni’s Three Cheese Tortellini and their Pesto with Basil, both of which are convenient and speedy (bonus: no GMO ingredients). They have a huge variety of products, all of which we have tried & really enjoyed.

30 Minute Toasted Tortellini with Pesto | lifemadesimplebakes.com

Here’s how I made this 30 minute toasted tortellini with pesto:

After cooking the tortellini according to the package’s instructions, I toasted it, along with some mushrooms in a large skillet.

30 Minute Toasted Tortellini with Pesto | lifemadesimplebakes.com

I added a bit of freshly ground black pepper for seasoning along with 4 cloves of minced garlic. Once the garlic was fragrant, I removed the pan from the heat and tossed the pasta with the pesto.

30 Minute Toasted Tortellini with Pesto | lifemadesimplebakes.com

I wanted to keep things on the lighter side, so I only added about ¼ cup of pesto. If you prefer more sauce, feel free to add 1/3 cup!

30 Minute Toasted Tortellini with Pesto | lifemadesimplebakes.com

Some julienned basil and freshly grated parmesan really made this dish! Don’t skimp on these ingredients, trust me!

30 Minute Toasted Tortellini with Pesto | lifemadesimplebakes.com

This toasted tortellini with pesto is definitely something we will be making time & time again. We ate every last bite! It had just the right amount of garlic and basil, and plenty of cheese. To make it a complete meal, we served it with a grilled chicken breast. It was a big hit!

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Get dinner on the table in no time with this 30 minute toasted tortellini with pesto. It only requires 8 simple ingredients!
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Yield: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 (20 oz.) package three cheese tortellini
  • 12 oz. cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tbsp. salted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ c. prepared pesto with basil
  • ¼ c. julienned fresh basil
  • ⅓ c. freshly grated parmesan cheese
Directions
  1. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the tortellini according to package's directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, as the tortellini is cooking, melt the butter in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté for 4-5 minutes or until browned. Add the drained tortellini and cook until lightly toasted and browned around the edges. Add the garlic and cook just until fragrant.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the pesto, basil and parmesan. Serve immediately.
Notes
Want to up the protein? Serve this with a grilled chicken breast!


Recipe source: Life Made Simple

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