pesto tortellini with sugar snap peas

This recipe has become my “go-to” this summer!

Three reasons…

  1. It is super quick and easy to throw together after a busy day.
  2. It is healthy.
  3. It has a great flavor, so everyone at my house eats it…those moms with more than one child know that’s a good thing when you can please most everyone!

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When I say it is quick, it takes about 15 minutes to put this together…it actually takes longer to shop for the ingredients!

Ingredients…

  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb. fresh cheese tortellini
  • 12 oz.sugar snap peas
  • 4 Tbsp basil pesto
  • zest of one lemon
  • shaved Parmesan cheese, for serving

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Directions…

Bring the broth to a boil in a large pot.  Add the tortellini and reduce the heat to a simmer, allowing the tortellini to simmer until barely tender (approximately 5 minutes).

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Add the sugar snap peas, and simmer until the tortellini and peas are tender (approximately 2 minutes).

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Remove from the heat, and stir in the pesto and lemon zest.

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Serve with the Parmesan cheese as garnish on top.

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So simple, and another thing I like about this recipe is that it’s good any time of the year.  It’s really light in the summer, and the warm broth is perfect for winter!

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What are you waiting on?  Get to the market to buy those ingredients and add it to your meal rotation…you won’t regret it!

 

 

 

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