Creamy Pesto Tortellini with Green Beans

Creamy Pesto Tortellini with Green Beans
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 393.0
  • Total Fat: 18.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 43.7 mg
  • Sodium: 676.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 14.7 g

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Introduction

A soul-satisfying pasta dish with the snap of fresh green beans in a creamy tomato-pesto sauce! A soul-satisfying pasta dish with the snap of fresh green beans in a creamy tomato-pesto sauce!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    * 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    * 1/2 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2" pieces
    * 1 cup chopped tomatoes
    * 1 cup sliced red onion
    * 1/2 cup pesto (homemade or prepared)
    * 3 wedges Laughing Cow cheese
    * 1 10 oz package fresh cheese tortellini (I used Trader Joe's, but use whatever's available)
    * Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Bring 3 quarts water to boil in a large pot.

Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a large skillet, then add the red onions and green beans. Sauté until crisp-tender, then add the tomatoes and stir until slightly softened. Add the salt and pepper (if using).

When the veggies are done to your liking, stir in the 1/2 cup pesto and Laughing cow cheese. Turn heat very low and stir until the cheese melts. Splash in some of the hot pasta cooking water to loosen the sauce if it's too thick. (I wound up using about 3/4 cup of pasta water before the sauce was at the proper consistency).

When the cheese is melted and the sauce is where you want it, dump in the cooked tortellini and enjoy!

Sass things up with some crushed red pepper if you like. (I know I do!)

Serving Size: Makes 4 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TIGGERIL.

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