Mmm….steak pesto tortellini. This recipe can be made vegetarian, and is sure to make the whole family happy at the dinner table!
Fresh pasta is my kryptonite. I love it, can’t get enough of it, and filled pastas are most definitely my weakness.
If you’ve watched any of my Instagram stories, you know I do a lot of #FastLunch videos. These are short clips of tasty meals I make for lunch since I work from home. The meals are fresh, and take less than 30 minutes to make. Many of the meals can be made for dinners too!
Recently, I did a series of Fast Lunch videos featuring one of my favorite not-so-secret fast, wholesome meal weapons: Buitoni pastas and sauces.
If you’re pressed for time when it comes to making homecooked meals like I always am, consider heading straight to one of my go-to fast lunch and dinner options: the deli section of the grocery store. There, I know I can always find a nice variety of Buitoni pastas and sauces, which help get me closer to dinner with fresh, vibrant meals in no time!
What’s also great about these is that you can mix and match their pastas and sauces, and add-n your favorite veggies, for so many different creative and tasty combos. I especially love trying their filled pastas, like their Three Cheese & Asparagus Ravioli, with different sauces and veggie mixes.
Buitoni’s products use fresh ingredients and freshly made pasta that are ready to go in just a few minutes. They are seriously a game changer and rock my busy weeknight dinner-making world!
Steak Pesto Tortellini Ingredients
For the recipe I’m featuring today, I used Buitoni Three Cheese Tortellini and Buitoni Pesto with Basil.
Here’s what they look like in their packaging so you know what to look for in your grocery store:
Simple, fresh ingredients that, when combined, create a delicious, fast, wholesome meal the whole family can enjoy!
Fast and Fabulous Family Dinner
I’m not going to hold back: I could eat this entire recipe all on my own. It’s SO yummy and satisfying, and once I start, it’s hard to stop eating. But, I do have three other mouths to feed in this house, so this recipe does make enough to share with the whole family.
Because you use the same skillet to cook the steak and to cook the sauce, the creamy pesto soaks up the extra juicy steak flavor.
Add a handful of fresh Roma tomatoes, and it’s a colorful, bright, fresh dinner that can be on the table in 30 minutes! Perfect for busy weeknights when we’re shuttling between work and school, sports and friends’ houses.
Easy Vegetarian Option
For my vegetarian friends out there, this dish is SO easy to make: simply leave out the steak.
Voila! A fresh, delicious, satisfying vegetarian meal.
I’m curious: what makes your weeknights especially hectic? For us, it’s work, our social schedules, and our kids’ schedules. What about you?
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