Quick and Easy Tortellini for Caregivers

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Are you always on the lookout for a yummy meal that’s cheap, easy, quick and freezes well? Me too! Here’s one of my favorites, just for you:

1 bag of dried tortellini – 16 ounces (I like Trader Joe’s with pesto filling)

1 can of Spaghetti Sauce – 26 ounces (My favorite is Trader Giotti’s Organic Marinara Sauce from Trader Joe’s. It’s low-fat and has no salt added.)

2 cans of artichoke hearts in water – 14 ounces (I use Trader Joe’s brand)

Cook the pesto according to the package directions (mine takes about 16-18 minutes)

If you’re going to eat it right away, heat the sauce and the artichokes. (I usually freeze it and eat it later, so I often skip this step).

Cut up each artichoke into three pieces.

Combine the tortellini, sauce, and artichokes. Serve immediately and/or divide into individual plastic containers. This usually makes 6 servings for me. Pop the ones you are saving into the freezer.

To heat after frozen, I put them into the microwave until they are the right temperature, about 3-5 minutes.

This provides six yummy meals that are quick and easy. You can add a salad to the meal if you have time. If you’re in a real hurry, a cut-up tomato or avocado also works nicely.

What’s your favorite recipe that is easy, quick and freezes well? Just add it to the comments at the bottom of this post or send it in an email to Kaye@SandwichINK.com . The first person to do so will receive a free ebook, 150 Salads, as a thank you.

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    • Miguel de Luis
    • October 27, 2008

    I have one that requires: cabbage, apples, chicken, pepper, a spoonful of vinegar, salt, pepper and either cumin or curry.

    You dice the cabbage, apples and chicken, place it in a pot. You might want to oil the bottom of the pot, a bit (I don’t). Add the vinegar. Salt and season to taste.

    Let it cook gently. (Around 45 minutes)

    I use 3 apples, for four persons, chicken, etc… what your guests need.

    • Kaye
    • October 27, 2008

    Yummy! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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