I think that Mediterranean flavors might be my favorite – they are so fresh and seem lighter than lots of others (like Mexican!).
When the weather is warmer I love meals that can be made on the stove without heating up the house. And, nothing says spring like salad!!!
This one was so good!!!
1 package frozen cheese tortellini
1 package polish sausage (I used beef), sliced
1 jar prepared pesto (you could make your own – I tend to go the easy route!!)
fresh baby spinach, chopped
red bell pepper, chopped
baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
black olives, sliced
1 can cannelloni beans, drained
Cook tortellini according to package directions. (BTW – so cool how much they plump up!!)
In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat for 6-7 minutes (until lightly browned).
Transfer to a large bowl. Add spinach, mushrooms, pepper, olives, beans and cheese.
Drain tortellini and stir in. Stir in pesto and enjoy!!
The entire family liked this and I have a feeling we will have this one numerous times during the next few months!!!
I think it would be a great side if you made it without the sausage, too.