Who does not like pasta?? We love it, and especially prepared this way, yummy and good for you! COOKS NOTES: Feel free to alter quantities to suit your tastes, or what veggies are in season.
- 1 lb cheese tortellini (frozen)
- 2 plum tomatoes (may sub. reg. tomatoes, chopped)
- 1 green bell pepper (julienne)
- 1 red bell pepper (julienne)
- 1 bunch scallion (diced)
- 8 pieces asparagus (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon fresh garlic (chopped)
- 1 green zucchini (sliced)
- 2 cups white wine
- 1 tablespoon salt (to taste)
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper (to taste)
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 sprigs fresh parsley (to garnish, dried parsley)
- 6 cups water, for boiling
- Set a pot of the water on high heat to boil, add a pinch or two of salt (to add flavor and help the water boil faster).
- When the water begins to simmer, set a large sauté pan on med-high heat with the oil in it.
- When the water boils, add the tortellini's to the water and set the timer for 7 minutes.
- By now the oil should be ready (you'll hear little popping sounds). Add the peppers, zucchini, scallions, asparagus, and garlic to the oil and stir, evenly coating the vegetables. Sauté for about two minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Sauté for another minute or two, or until the tomatoes are beginning to get soft.
- Add the wine and reduce until most of the wine has evaporated, leaving enough to coat the vegetables and a little extra for the pasta. Set the pan aside and cover to keep it hot.
- The timer should have gone off for the tortellini. Check it by tasting one, if it feels a little tough to chew, it needs a little more time. Strain the tortellini well, then add it to pan, stirring over low heat for about a minute to absorb some of the sauce.
- Serve in a large bowl and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese liberally over top. Garnish with the parsley sprigs, or sprinkle freshly chopped or dried parsley over and around the bowl. If you have made crustinies, placing a few around the bowl (3-4) adds a nice touch.
Great recipe! Nice in winter but I know this will be fantastic in summer with fresh veggies from my garden. I did not add the asparagus bc we just dont like them. I know, I know, there are many who do- you can have ALL of mine! lol Anyway, this was a fantastic and fast meal. Nice sauce and fantastic combo of veggies. Love the wine and parm mixture here too. I used a nice parmesano-reggiano which I stirred in to thicken the remaining sauce. I could have reduced more but we enjoy sauce alot and thickening with the parm worked so well and the sauce was so good I could not wait to dig in! Thanks Bev for a fabulous meal!
This is great. I had a lonely yellow squash in the refrigerator, so added that and orange bell pepper as well. Added a little of leftover grilled chicken too. Can you see my theme yet? This is going to be my staple dish for cleaning out my fridge of those little bits that are left! It's so versatile and so yummy. Thanks for sharing.
Made this last night - DEFINITLEY a keeper! Instead of tortellini I used bowtie pasta and added some pre-cooked chicken strips. It was so good - and as the mother of a newborn, I'm always looking for good healthy meals that can be made QUCIKLY. I can't wait to make it again. Only question - is it really a TABLESPOON of pepper and salt? I just salt and peppered to taste. A tablespoon seems like way too much!