Sunday, March 6, 2011

Tortellini Pesto Pasta

March 6th 2011

Sometimes you are in no mood to cook anything big but still you don't want leftovers. It is at times like these having ready made pasta makes it a cinch to get fresh hot food on the table. And dishes such as these are suitable for the whole family - adults, kids and maybe even pets alike :)

Time: Prep Time (20 min), Making time (5 min)

Difficulty level: Easy

Ingredients:

  • Basil Pesto sauce like here ( as needed)
  • 12 oz (1 bag) of any Tortellini pasta with any filling ( I used TJ's pasta with mixed cheese filling)
  • olive oil ( couple of tbsps)

Method de Preparation:
  1. Cook pasta as per instructions. Be careful not to allow to overcook as the filling will spill out and it might get mashed. Add a bit of salt to the water while cooking.
  2. While the pasta is getting ready, make your basil pesto sauce.
  3. Don't allow pasta to drain for too long. Heat olive oil, and once medium heat is attained, toss the pasta in and add a few spoons of the basil pesto sauce.
  4. Once everything is mixed well, turn off heat and serve immediately.

Tips:
  1. Don't allow pasta to stay for too long after draining, it will become dry.
  2. If you consciously want to reduce how much oil you are using, then it is fine to limit the amount of olive oil in the basil pesto sauce and in the pasta mix, however a little bit of generosity here will benefit the taste if not the waistline :D




3 comments:

Priya said...

Yumm, thats a delicious and definitely a kid's friendly pasta dish..

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Preety said...

i agree..love pasta as it is ready under 30 minutes..yours looks delicious

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