Friday, July 15, 2011

Tortellini with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes

Here is another light recipe that is perfect for the summer evenings. We get sick of having meat around these parts, so this recipe creates a nice break from meat.

Tortellini with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 (9-ounce) package fresh three-cheese tortellini
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
Cook tortellini according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
While tortellini cooks, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds.
Add tomatoes, broth, basil, salt, and baby spinach to pan; cook 2 minutes or until baby spinach wilts. Stir in tortellini; cook 1 minute.

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