I got inspired for this dish from a recent Real Simple recipe. Of course, my husband doesn't believe that a meal is really a meal unless there is meat involved. So, I added low fat Canadian bacon to this and it turned out delish!
What You'll Need:
2 packages of refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 bag fresh baby spinach
1 beefsteak tomato
2 cups frozen green peas
6 pieces of Canadian bacon, finely chopped
zest of one lemon
1/2 stick of unsalted butter
salt and pepper
What You'll Do:
Cook pasta according to package directions. At the very end, add in the green peas. Strain pasta and peas together.
Meanwhile, melt butter and brown for a couple of minutes taking care not to burn. Add Canadian bacon and brown slightly. Add spinach and tomato and let spinach wilt and tomato soften - about 3 minutes. Add in pasta and peas. Salt and pepper generously and add zest of one lemon at very end. Serve immediately.