Pesto Tortellini with Artichoke and Snow Peas

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Pasta, pesto…and presto!  You have a great dinner that everyone loves.  The pasta and pesto combination cannot be overdone, in my opinion.  I could eat it every day!  That being said,  I still love coming up with other add-ins to keep it interesting.  This time I was in the mood for snow peasI saw them in the grocery store and they looked so fresh and delicious, I decided to feature them.  Then I decided on a few more ingredients to toss in there.  Grape tomatoes?  Yes!  They are so easy and delicious.  And a can of artichoke hearts, just because we love them.  Oh, and the mushrooms in the fridge were nearing the end of their lifespan, so I threw them in the mix as well! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The end result was a dish that made Thing 2 say ‘Mmmmmmm’!  Do you believe it?!?  I was ecstatic.  I think I even did a little happy dance.  (In all honesty, though, he did pick out the tomatoes, as you would expect.  But still, it’s a win!!)

 

Thing 2 rating = 4.5 out of 5 (4.5 biscuits out of 5)!  Woohoo!!

 

 

 

 

 

5.0 from 3 reviews
Pesto Tortellini with Artichoke and Snow Peas
 
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Full of flavor and veggie crunch, this pasta dish is a weeknight family favorite!
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 (20 ounce) package mixed cheese tortellini
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 6 to 7 ounces fresh snow peas
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
  • 20 grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • ⅓ cup fat-free Italian dressing
  • ¾ cup reduced fat pesto
Instructions
  1. Cook the tortellini according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  2. While the tortellini is cooking, spray a skillet with olive oil spray and heat over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook the mushrooms and snow peas in the skillet until the mushrooms start to soften and the snow peas are tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the artichokes into the skillet during the last minute of cooking.
  5. Remove from heat and combine the mushroom/snow pea mix with the tortellini, grape tomatoes, Italian dressing and pesto.

 

Enjoy!

Kristin


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    • Kristin says

      Thanks, Tina! Yes, I really love the camera, and so far I have only scratched the surface of learning how to use it. It is so much fun! :)

  1. janet macdonald says

    This looks so good! I’ll definitely make it — I love all of the ingredients. Do you use fresh or frozen tortellini?

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