This vegetarian recipe is a three ingredient pasta dinner that takes just seven minutes to cook! It uses tortellini, fresh cherry tomatoes and basil from the garden. Those are the three main ingredients but you will also need a little olive oil, a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Ready? Let’s start cooking your new recipe from the garden and use some of those delicious fresh vegetables you are growing.
Three Ingredient Pasta Dinner Recipe
Fast Dinner Recipes
This recipe serves 4.
It takes approximately 7 minutes to cook and uses just three main ingredients, with two ingredients picked from your garden.
You will need:
- 1 bag of frozen cheese tortellini
- 1 cup or more of cherry tomatoes, washed and with stems removed
- 1 spring of fresh basil
- Splash of olive oil and dash of salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese
Heat a pot of water to boiling. Carefully add the bag of tortellini, stirring to prevent it from sticking together as it cooks. Most tortellini cooks in just 5 minutes but read the instructions and cook it as long as the package says.
When the tortellini has less than one minute to cook, carefully add the cherry tomatoes. Cook just until they get hot and soft but not mushy. Drain and do not rinse.
Plate the tortellini and tomatoes. Add shredded fresh basil to the top, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with shaved Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. The heat wilts the basil into the dish and gives it a fantastic taste. Serve and enjoy!
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Jeanne Grunert is a certified Virginia Master Gardener and the author of several gardening books. Her garden articles, photographs, and interviews have been featured in The Herb Companion, Virginia Gardener, and Cultivate, the magazine of the National Farm Bureau. She is the founder of The Christian Herbalists group and a popular local lecturer on culinary herbs and herbs for health, raised bed gardening, and horticulture therapy.