Sunday, January 11, 2009

Easy tortellini bake

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Googled Tortellini and you were one that came up... going to make this soon! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy in Indiana