Friday, May 14, 2010

Food Friday: Vegetable Tortellini

Use any combination of fresh veggies.

Chop veggies or dice into smaller pieces.

Saute in olive oil until cooked.

Add sauce and spinach then cover and simmer (the longer you simmer
the thicker the sauce).

When finished, put cold water on pasta to prevent overcooking.


I grew up on pasta. My mother's family is 100% Italian, and over the years they've developed amazing pasta sauces. The one I use is very easy because it only requires 1 can of tomato sauce (and 1/2 can of tomato paste if you want the sauce very thick). The amazing flavor comes from sauteing the onions, garlic and fresh veggies. I love this dish for dinner parties because it is easy, it is a guaranteed crowd pleaser, and it only takes 30 minutes. It is also my favorite meal to take to work for lunch the next day because the pasta is better after it sits in the sauce overnight. Jimmy and I have it once a week religiously.


  1. Um, that looks so delicious! I seriously eat the Buitoni pasta raw sometimes. Is that bad? I've always loved it. But this is a great recipe. Love all the veggies you included here too.

  2. It looks amazing. I may steal this for sometime this weekend.

  3. Oh, I want some! Love onions and garlic! When I was little I so wanted to be Italian (just thought I would share that with ya, lol! Hugs

  4. Oh this would be good with their chicken tortellini too! (I don't eat cheese)Looks SUPER yummy!

    Bren @ Chasing Beauty

  5. You see, you make it look SO easy!! LOL!

    My in-laws were from Italy and my MIL made amazing does my husband. I try but I swear I can sense the disappointment in my children when they know it is me cooking the dinner and not their Daddy!! Oh well!

    This recipe looks really good though, I think I may try it....thanks!

    Hope baby Alex is doing well!

    Have a lovely week-end :)

  6. Yummy!!!!!! I loooove pasta!! This looks delicious! Thanks girl! :)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

  7. Omg this looks so amazing!

    Have a great weekend!

  8. That looks so amazing! I love pasta!
    Have a great Friday:)

  9. Oh my goodness! My stomach is suddenly growling. That pasta dish looks absolutely delectable. I have been horrible about cooking homemade meals these days, but this looks both easy and tasty. Definitely will give it a try. Thanks :)

    Lovely B.

  10. OH awesome! I will share with my hubby, the foodie!

  11. Wow that looks yummy! I'm going to give it a shot :)

    Have a great weekend! xoxo

  12. This looks amazing! I'm always looking for great meals that double as perfect lunches the next day at work! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you now too!

  13. That looks SO good!

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog Love! This looks SO GOOD! We usually buy Buitoni too. Except it usually stops there haha! We're going to have to try this ;)

    Happy Friday!

  15. Pasta is my ultimate comfort food ~ in fact, I'm craving some right now! Thanks for the recipe!

  16. Looks Yummy!! and healthy (yes?)
    Have a lovely weekend

  17. oh my! this looks mighty delicious.


  18. Marcie, this looks amazing! I love the way you add spinach to everything you eat! I love spinach and I'm always trying to find a way to sneak it into our dinners (Gabe's not as interested in anything green). I also love squash/zucchini, so I'm definitely going to try this. It's the perfect weeknight meal!


  19. Mmmmmm that sounds lovely!! I'm definitely going to have to give this one a try.... :) Thanks for sharing!