I'm just an ordinary southern girl transplanted to Ohio. I'm married to a physicist with severe ADD who's working on his PhD, and I try to keep our home in one piece while taking care of our dogs and son. I love to cook and experiment with new recipes, and tell others about the wonders of kitchen experimentation. The kitchen is not a scary place, go put food on your family! :)
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Tonight’s dinner was quick, simple, and absolutely delicious!
3 Cheese Tortellini in a tomato bacon sauce with sweet peas.
1 package of your favorite tortellini from the freezer aisle
1 small can of crushed tomatoes (I used Muir Glen so I know its BPA free!)
2-4 Cloves of garlic
1/2 lb of bacon medium dice (I like an all natural, uncured bacon) Pancetta would also be perfect here
1 small onion or a couple of shallots
Favorite Italian herb blend
Crisp up your bacon in a skillet, drain off most of your fat. Add in your onion and garlic, saute till translucent. Add in tomatoes, favorite spices, like oregano, basil, thyme, chili flake (to taste) (you prob won't need much or any salt with thanks to the bacon). Cook off your tortellini and drain then add to your sauce. Toss in your frozen peas and serve. Garnish with fresh torn basil.
This dish would also do very well with spinach ribbons in place of the peas, or with a cheese and spinach tortellini. Keeping quick ingredients like tortellini and canned tomatoes on hand helps you make dinner in a snap!