Three Cheese Tortellini Pasta Primavera

Three Cheese Tortellini Pasta Primavera- little prepwork with maximum flavor reward

Three Cheese Tortellini Pasta Primavera, {made with Asiago, Parmesan, Romano & fresh veggies}, is cheesy and ready in about 30 min!

When you grow up in a home where one of your parents is Italian, it stands to reason you’re going to be eating a lot of pasta. This would be my Dad, who insisted Mom make spaghetti every Sunday afternoon for lunch after church and every Wednesday night for dinner before church.

Once in a while, Mom would make lasagna, and whenever my great grandmother was in town, we would go to my grandma’s house for homemades {actually Cavatelli pasta, but we called them homemades}.

Three Cheese Tortellini Pasta Primavera

They just celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary last month, and Mom still makes spaghetti for Dad. In fact, when I first got married, she taught me how to make her red sauce. I’m sure you can guess what that means- yep, my family gets pasta about once a week now.

Unlike Dad, we like to eat pasta different ways, like pasta primavera. This recipe is a little different than most, in that it calls for cheese tortellini. The fresh veggies are a nice change for us, and it’s not covered in a heavy sauce. Plus, it’s a quick recipe, which means I can get it on the table in a hurry.

Three Cheese Tortellini Pasta Primavera
 
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Three Cheese Tortellini Pasta Primavera- made with Asiago, Parmesan, Romano and fresh veggies, this dish is cheesy and ready in about 30 min!
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 package frozen cheese tortellini pasta
  • ½ C shredded carrots
  • 1 C broccoli, cut in small pieces
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • ½ Tbsp minced, ready to use garlic
  • ¼ C Asiago cheese
  • ¼ C Romano cheese
  • ¼ C Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large pan, boil 4-6 quarts water
  2. Add tortellini, broccoli and carrots
  3. Cook over medium-high heat until pasta is tender, about 3-5 min
  4. Drain
  5. In a large bowl, combine pasta, butter, garlic and cheeses
  6. Serve hot
Notes
Serve with a green salad and garlic bread for a complete meal

 

 Three Cheese Tortellini Pasta Primavera

Three Cheese Tortellini Pasta Primavera- made with Asiago, Parmesan, Romano and fresh veggies, this dish is cheesy and ready in about 30 min!

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Rachel

I’m a no-pattern-sewing, eye-ball-it-crafting, shortcut-recipe-making kind of girl. Rather than spending a ton of time on complicated recipes & patterns, I prefer to whip things up in a jiffy for instant gratification. I live in Southern AZ with my husband of 22+ years and three of our five children. I’m a sucker for old missions, Snickers candy bars, babies, cocktails and puppies {not necessarily in that order}. I love to travel and one day hope to see other countries like Italy, Austria, and France, just to name a few.

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