Tortelloni With Wilted Spinach & Tomatoes

Welcome to my blog's makeover! I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT IT! Along with my promise to be back here full swing with all of you, I realized this place needed a little sprucing up too. From the color scheme to the filing system, everything already just felt out of date from who I've become over the last {almost} three years of blogging. I've even updated my About page info, and added a FAQ page that answers the most commonly received questions about little old me.


For the most part, everything I've ever done on here has switched over to this revamped look (which let me tell you, took a loooot of time). That did mean that old comments were lost in the changeover, but don't worry, I have them all filed over for my own personal reference! I updated a lot of things that will making this whole blogging commitment a little easier on me and, in turn, easier on you too.

Note: If you're one of my mobile readers, the change is nice, but still a little less exciting. Unfortunately there's only so much you can do to a mobile platform, so I feel like the mobile experience you get is just so-so. For the desktop followers, the change-up should be more exciting for you; it is for me!


Ok, now that I'm done with all that, on to today's post:


Cheese Tortelloni with Wilted Spinach & Tomatoes

LESS THAN 10 MINUTES TO MAKE!

After finally committing time to sorting through all the emails sent in over the last several months requesting topics to post on, I've got a nice little list to keep me busy for many weeks to come. One topic that was ever-present in the emails was for more easy, healthy meal ideas.


We've somewhat recently become members at Costco, and I have to tell you we're so happy with that choice. Everything in this meal was purchased there, and I'm not even exaggerating when I tell you the entire thing takes less than 10 minutes to make from start to finish.

I know, I should have videoed to prove this, but you're just going to have to trust me. So, here it is.

Ingredients

Baby Spinach (2-lb Organic at Costco $4.49) Five Cheese Tortelloni (4-lb at Costco $9.99)

Grape Tomatoes (2-lb at Costco $4.99)

EVOO

Balsamic Vinegar

Sea Salt

Fresh Ground Pepper

Directions

1. First, boil water to cook the tortelloni in. I'm not a big salt user, but I put a couple turns of freshly ground sea salt in the water for good measure.

2. While the water is heating up, slice the grape tomatoes in half. Adelyn loves tomatoes, so I gave her and me the same amount: 7 tomatoes, halved, each.

3. Heat a skillet over medium heat 4. When water starts boiling, add tortelloni to the pot. Boil for 2 minutes. (Seriously, thats all the time it needs and you don't want to overcook it) 5. During the two minutes of boiling, add a touch of EVOO to the hot skillet and add the spinach leaves and sliced tomatoes.

6. Toss to coat in the olive oil.

7. Drain the tortelloni and add to the skillet with the spinach and tomatoes. 8. Add a couple dashes of balsamic (a little goes a long way, don't overdo it!), some fresh ground pepper and toss everything together.

Then just serve it up!

One of the best parts about this meal is that it's completely kid friendly. I have yet to meet a child who doesn't love pasta, and the rest of the ingredients are easy enough to omit if necessary. But on the flip side, look at the nutrients everyone is getting in this simple meal! The way it's cooked really brings down the spinach flavor, so it's jam packed with the good stuff they (and we) need to fill ourselves with.


I hope you enjoy!

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