Friday, March 15, 2013

Toasted Caesar Tortellini with Green Beans and Carrots

Happy Friday, all! This week was a real whirlwind between work and preparing for Norah's birthday. That means it's time for those easy peasy meals that take almost zero effort.

Today, I bring you something I whipped together using some past recipes and stuff I had in the fridge.



Toasted Caesar Tortellini with Green Beans and Carrots

Ingredients
1 pack of tortellini (I used six cheese, but any will do)
1 bag of ready to use green beans
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 onion, sliced
olive oil
bread crumbs
parmigiano reggiano cheese
cooking spray
1/2 cup Caesar dressing (I used light, but creamy would probably be delicious)

Directions
Cook the tortellini to one minute under package directions and drain.

While the water is boiling and the tortellini cooking, add a tablespoon of olive oil to a wok. Once hot, add beans, carrots and onion. Salt and pepper to taste. Saute for about 5 minutes, until beans are crisp, but not soft.

When tortellini are finished, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and toss the vegetables and pasta onto it. Spray a light coating of cooking spray onto the mixture. Take a handful of breadcrumbs and sprinkle on top. Do the same with the cheese. Turn your broiler to high and pop the sheet into the oven. Let cook for about five minutes, or until everything starts to crisp up.

Remove from broiler and return to the wok. Add dressing and stir. Enjoy!

The great thing about this recipe is that it is totally mix and match. Don't like green beans? Try squash or broccoli or spinach. Don't like caesar dressing? Try Italian, or you could even make your own! Use a light dressing for something a little healthier. Really love cheese? Use heaps of it! You can even increase the heat with some red pepper flakes. Totally easy and totally customizable! I hope you love it as much as we did!

2 comments:

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