WHOLE GRAIN CHEESE TORTELLINI WITH PESTO, PAN-SEARED TOMATOES & ASPARAGUS

whole grain cheese tortellini with pesto, pan-seared tomato and asparagus - a well-rounded meal that comes together in minutes! // cait's plate

This is one of my favorite easy meals.

I know I say this all the time, but I feel like pasta always gets a bad reputation and I don’t understand why.  It’s a wonderful vehicle for vegetables, protein and dairy!  It makes for the best one-pot meals.

whole grain cheese tortellini with pesto, pan-seared tomato and asparagus - a well-rounded meal that comes together in minutes! // cait's plate

And with my crazy schedule lately, one-pot meals are my bread and butter.

Any time I can get most of what I need out of one dish, I’m happy.  It means less stuff to clean up and it makes getting the nutrition I need that much more simple!

whole grain cheese tortellini with pesto, pan-seared tomato and asparagus - a well-rounded meal that comes together in minutes! // cait's plate

I usually try to at least double my vegetables because I find any pasta dish a great opportunity to get tons of veggies in really easily.  It not only helps to fill me up but it also adds a good amount of nutrients to the dish which I’m of course always happy about 🙂

whole grain cheese tortellini with pesto, pan-seared tomato and asparagus - a well-rounded meal that comes together in minutes! // cait's plate

WHOLE GRAIN CHEESE TORTELLINI WITH PESTO, PAN-SEARED TOMATOES & ASPARAGUS

Ingredients

  • 1, 9 oz. package of whole wheat three cheese tortellini (such as Buitoni)
  • 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 12 oz. asparagus spears, ends removed (both frozen and fresh work well here)
  • 4 tomatoes, diced (you can also use ~2/3 cup halved cherry tomatoes here)
  • 1/4 cup favorite homemade or store bought pesto (more if you wish!)
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a non-stick cook pan over medium heat, add olive oil, tomatoes and asparagus sautéing until they soften.
  3. Add tortellini to the pan with the vegetables and toss to combine. Remove from heat.
  4. Add pesto and gently toss to ensure pesto fully covers pasta and vegetables.
  5. Sprinkle with feta cheese upon serving.
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