Tortellini & Roasted Veggies in Pesto Sauce

I’m always trying to come up with yummy, easy and budget-friendly lunch ideas.  I like making dishes that result in lots of servings because they create nearly a week full of lunches. I can pack a to-go lunch for Jake, and then I just heat my serving since I work from home.

 

Last week, I made tortellini and roasted veggies in pesto sauce – and it was so delicious! It was perfect for our weekday lunches. (Of course, it would suffice as a somewhat easy week night dinner, too. It’s just not one of those things you can prepare and leave while it cooks.) My only regret is that I should have doubled up on my veggies. The dish was pretty tortellini heavy, so adding two zucchinis, two squashes and two packs of mushrooms would have made it a little healthier. (Plus, the extra veggies would have allowed it to last a few more servings, aka, lunches.) But, we don’t eat pasta often, so I’m not complaining this time! For now, I’m including the extra veggies in the recipe/ingredients below so your dish will be even yummier than mine. 😊

 

This recipe for tortellini and roasted veggies in pesto sauce is served warm and garnished with parmesan cheese. I also served it with a piece of buttered, baked French bread. Recipe below!

Tortellini and Roasted Veggies in Pesto Sauce

 

Ingredients
  • 1 large container of cheese tortellini
  • 1 container of pesto sauce
  • 2 zucchini squashes
  • 2 yellow squashes
  • 1 container grape tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 packs of mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Boil water per instructions on tortellini.
  • Slice zucchini, squash and mushrooms, place onto cookie sheet and toss in olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Bake zucchini, squash and mushrooms for 10 minutes.
  • Remove veggies and add grape tomatoes (halved) and minced garlic to cookie sheet.
  • Put all veggies back into oven for another 10 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.
  • Cook tortellini according to package instructions.
  • Remove veggies from oven.
  • Drain tortellini.
  • Combine veggies and tortellini, and stir in pesto sauce. (I used the entire container.)
  • Serve and top with parmesan cheese.
  • ENJOY!

 

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Cheers,

Lauren



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