Cheese Tortellini with Veggies

Cheese tortellini with veggie topping and a side salad.
Cheese tortellini with veggie topping and a side salad. | Source


Fresh cheese tortellini can be prepared in many different delicious ways. For a light lunch or dinner, served with a side salad, this meal can be on your table in less than twenty minutes.

In your grocers fresh pasta section you will find meat and or cheese filled tortellini along with different sauces to add to the pasta. I prefer to make my own sauce or topping to toss with the tortellini.

In the following recipe I made a vegetable topping rather than a sauce. This was served with a side green salad.



Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 18 min
Yields: Serves 3-4 people for a meal 6 people as a side
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Ingredients for Cheese Tortellini
Ingredients for Cheese Tortellini | Source

Ingredients

  • 350g or 12 ounce package of cheese tortellini
  • pinch of salt
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, sliced in large sections
  • 2-3 or more garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 TBS. of extra virgin olive oil
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Chop onion, green pepper, and garlic. Slice tomato into sections.Cook all ingredients till tomato is cooked down to almost a liquid state.Toss tortellini together in a bowl with veggies.
Chop onion, green pepper, and garlic. Slice tomato into sections.
Chop onion, green pepper, and garlic. Slice tomato into sections. | Source
Cook all ingredients till tomato is cooked down to almost a liquid state.
Cook all ingredients till tomato is cooked down to almost a liquid state. | Source
Toss tortellini together in a bowl with veggies.
Toss tortellini together in a bowl with veggies. | Source

Let's Get Cooking

  1. First get all your veggies prepared and ready to go.
  2. In a large pot bring 8 cups of water with a pinch of salt to a boil. Carefully loosen tortellini and add to the water. Bring water back to a boil and cook pasta for 6-8 minutes.
  3. While the pasta is cooking in a medium size frying pan heat 2 TBS. of extra virgin olive oil. To the oil add onions, green pepper, tomatoes, and garlic. Let this cook away on medium high heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Once the tortellini is cooked, drain and toss together in a serving bowl with the cooked veggies.

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Cheese Tortellini

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup or 100 g
Calories 270
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 49 g16%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 12 g24%
Cholesterol 50 mg17%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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Tortellini Lentil Salad

Tortellini can also be served cold in a salad. The following recipe is a favorite of mine to make during the summer months. It is a really nice dish to take along to a potluck, picnic or family gathering.


Ingredients for Tortellini Lentil Salad

Salad Dressing

  • 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar or balsamic
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 2-3 dashes of Tabasco or other hot sauce
  • 2-4 garlic cloves minced

Salad

  • 1 cup of dried lentils
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1-12 ounce package of tortellini
  • 1/2 cup of chopped green onions
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano or 2 tbs. of chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 large tomato chopped



Lentils

Lentils are a member of the legume family and come in various colors that include green, brown, black, and yellow.

They are a great source of protein, are low in fat, and contain dietary fiber. vitamins include B1, folate, calcium, zinc, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and are a good source of iron.

Lentils can be purchased either canned or dried.


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Instructions for Tortellini Lentil Salad

  1. In a jar combine all salad dressing ingredients. Shake well and set aside.
  2. Rinse the lentils.
  3. In a pot or saucepan bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add lentils, reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15 minutes or until lentils are tender but not mushy. Drain the lentils.
  4. Cook the tortellini in boiling water for 8 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  5. In a large serving bowl combine lentils, tortellini, green onions, oregano and chopped tomato. Add salad dressing and toss well.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.
  7. Serve and Enjoy!

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

GoodLady, I hope that you enjoy the recipes.

Judi, It is a quick meal to prepare.


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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK

You had me sold when you said it can be ready in 20 minutes! Plus it's veggie, so I'm going to try it. Thanks!


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

I'm going to try this! It's not the way they cook here in Italy, but I love the idea of lentils and veg and tortellini together, sounds very surprising - and healthy! We need to eat more legumes in our weekly diet and this is an easy way to slot them in.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Deborah, Thank you again!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

this is so good. I had to visit again and sharing on cooking page and TOPS page.. anything that looks healthy. mmm Debbie


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

acaetnna, Thanks so much for letting me know, and so glad that you liked it.


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Tried it tonight and I would thoroughly recommend it. Thank you.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

moonlake, Thanks. It is such an easy and fast recipe, and I hope you try it.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Tortellini I love it and this looks good enough to eat. I will keep this recipe.Vote up and useful.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks Audra.


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

This recepe looks so delicious and low fat too! Great pics, formatting, and info here! Awesome and voted up!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thanks acaetnna!


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

I love to try new recipes and this one looks really good.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Tammy, Come on up anytime, I'll cook for you.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

barbergirl, It's so easy to make and the kids would probably love it :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Sue, It does make for a fast meal.

sholland, It is pretty tasty :) Thanks.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

I love cheese tortellini! When will you open your resturaunt. I will go to Canada to try your cooking. :)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

We were at Seaworld and I have to say... they had some amazing Tortillini at the diing with Shamu... I might have to pick some up the next time I go shopping!


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

I love a quick and easy pasta meal, especially with cheese tortellini. You use some of my favorite ingredients, too: green peppers, onions, garlic cloves, and tomatoes. Can't go wrong!

Votes and shares!


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Susan,

I will have to give these quick , nutritious and delicious recipes a try. :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Hi Ruchira, Fast, easy, and healthy is nice especially when you don't have time to prepare all day.

Thank you :)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

acaetnna, Thank you :) Hope that you enjoy the recipes.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

I loved this easy yet delicious recipe. Life sure is good, Susan when one does not have to sweat to eat a good and hearty meal...Thank you!

voted up and sharing across


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

I just love your recipes and as vegetarian myself I will definitely give this a go!!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Kelley, Thanks and have a great weekend!

girishpuri, Thank you!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Deborah

Frank

mythicalstorm

Thanks everyone. Hope you all enjoy this as much as we do.


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Sounds delicious and nutritious as well, great share, useful


kelleyward 4 years ago

What a great idea Susan, I always like new ideas for adding veggies and lentils to foods. Voted up, shared, and give 5 stars! Kelley


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

Yum! I love Tortellini, but it has to be the right kind because some taste different or weird or who knows what they did to it. I will keep this one on my list for a soon to do meal!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

looks very good Just ask Susan :) voted useful


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

WOW SUSAN I love this recipes I will be making it soon.. what great ideas..

voted up

Debbie


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Mhatter, Lentils are great!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

drbj, You're welcome :)


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

except for the lentils, I think I've had this. I like lentil so...


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

I loooooove tortellini, Susan, and I looooooove your easy recipes. Grazie, grazie.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

RH, Making your own toppings and sauces are healthier and so much more fun.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I do love Tortellini but I always forget about that when I am planning a list. I like making my own sauces and toppings for pasta - I tend to never like any jarred sauces. I can tell the diff! lol

I love the sound of the Lentils - I want to try that. The dressing sounds so good!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Peggy, Thanks so much!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Susan,

I gave this 5 stars and rated it useful. Loved both recipes and what makes it so nice is that they are super easy and yet nutritious. Thanks!

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