We found some dried tortellini stuffed with pesto at Trader Joe's. I like to keep them around so in a pinch, when the cupboards are bare, we can at least have something for dinner.
I knew they would be easy to make, but didn't know they would be quite as delicious as they turned out to be.
Sometimes poor quality dried stuffed pastas tend to get mushy, fall apart and leak the stuffing into the boiling water.
But, not this time. Not these little babies. These remained firm and whole.
As long as it takes to boil them, add another 30 seconds for prep and then serve!
Couldn't be easier!
After boiling, draining and plating we drizzled some of our new basil oil over the top, shredded some pecorino romano cheese over them, twisted the pepper mill a few times, and sprinkled on some freshly chopped parsley and basil..and voila!
Dinner is served! How quick and easy was that?
How do you like your tortellini?
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