One of the things I have learned from cooking over the years is that you don’t have to spend all day cooking to have it taste completely amazing. In fact, after having kids, you probably know that your time in the kitchen will increase in some ways and decrease in others. It increases because the number of mouths to feed has increased, and in other ways, it decreases because you just don’t have the luxury of added time to spend in the kitchen. (At least I don’t!) This 3 cheese tortellini recipe is so easy. I love it because it tastes amazing and everyone will think you spent days in the kitchen when what you really did was spend about 15 minutes! Check out how I am still making time for the family and making a delicious dinner at the same time.
It’s so easy these days to be busy with work, school, and family and not take the time to create an amazing meal in the kitchen. I can’t tell you how many times I have ordered To-Go from my favorite restaurant or drive-thru window. I am completely guilty of doing that too many times, and one day I just decided I would start planning better.
The Easy 3 Cheese Tortellini Recipe
Finding the time to cook is really all about the planning. I have to admit I was REALLY bad about planning, and that lack of planning really does cost you more in the long run. Now I pre-plan what we will have and pre-shop for all of my ingredients. If I have a list, I tend to save a TON of money.
I also like to buy the ingredients for some quick meals and love when I can create something that tastes like I spent hours making it when in reality it all took less than 30 minutes. That’s how simple it is to make this 3 cheese tortellini recipe. It’s quick and easy and amazingly delicious.
Here is what you need:
- Ragu Pasta Sauce
- 3 cheese rainbow tortellini (usually found in the grocers cheese and meat section.)
Step 1: Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Place the prepackaged 3 cheese tortellini into the water and bring the water back to a full boil. Then turn the heat down and allow the tortellini to simmer for 8 full minutes. Drain, and place on serving plates.
Step 2: Warm the Ragu pasta sauce in a separate pan. Once warmed, serve over the cooked tortellini.
It literally takes just a few minutes! I love how amazingly easy this is. It can be served with a delicious chicken parmesan or all by itself.
When Assunta Cantisano came to America in 1914, she came with her families tried and true sauce recipe and began gardening in her little backyard in New York. When the Great Depression hit, she started selling that homemade sauce on her very own front porch. Before long, the Ragu Packing Company began and grew into what we know today as an Italian staple all over.
Ragu is still committed to Assunta’s high standards and her simmering in the layers of flavor. All without adding artificial flavors of high fructose syrup. Those farm-grown ingredients and that high standard of affordability are what keeps Ragu around even today.
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