Tortellini is currently one of my toddler's favorite foods, so we kicked up its health factor a notch tonight by cooking it with spinach and zucchini.
I realize this isn't very original, but it's so easy to make I wanted to share it. It's great for any busy weeknight, or when you don't feel like cooking. It's also a good way to use up vegetables.
Easy tortellini bake (serves 4)
about 5 cups of cooked tortellini
a large (25-1/2-ounce) jar of pasta sauce
10 ounces of frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed to get rid of the water
1/2 zucchini, steamed and diced (you can also use carrots, bell peppers, mushrooms)
1/2 cup shredded mozarella
shaved parmesan, to garnish
1/8 teaspoon garlic granules
1.) Combine first five ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well using your hands.
2.) Spread into a casserole dish. Sprinkle with garlic granules.
3.) Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish with parmesan shavings.