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Real Food Fast: Piping Hot Pesto Tortellini Bowl

By Kelsey Banfield |

Pesto Tortellini

Sometimes I can see that my daughter needs a little extra comfort, an extra hug from Mom at the end of the long day. It may be because she had a tough day at school or it may just be that she is pretty tired. But, whatever the reason, I am always here with open arms and time for a quick snuggle. On nights when I can see she is need of some extra cheer I like to serve her one of her happiest meals, Pesto Tortellini Bowl. It is incredibly simple to make – delicious cheese tortellini tossed with homemade pesto that has been thinned out with a touch of whole milk. I like to think that she likes the fresh herbs and salty tang from the cheese, but I know it is because she loves pasta in all forms and cheese tortellini is one of her favorites. This meal is always guaranteed to put a smile on her face and when I see those lips turn skyward I start to smile, too.

Pesto Tortellini Bowl

1 12 ounce package fresh cheese tortellini

2 to 3 teaspoons homemade pesto

1 teaspoon whole milk

Cook the pesto according to package directions and drain and set aside. In a small saucepan warm the pesto and stir in the milk until the creamy sauce comes together. In a large bowl toss the fresh tortellini with the warm sauce and serve right away. Top with an extra pinch of Parmesan cheese is desired.

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Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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3 thoughts on “Real Food Fast: Piping Hot Pesto Tortellini Bowl

  1. Kathy - Panini Happy says:

    I just bought some tortellini today, looking for that same comfort and smiles. :-)

  2. Jess says:

    You’re not kidding when you say the ultimate happy food, this stuff is amazing!!

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