Ina is looking for a delicious childhood memory for her #letscooktogehter campaign this month. After our mum didn‘t really conjure up particularly fancy dishes and it was mostly about rice or pasta combinations, I have reinterpreted one of these classic recipes a little bit. Boring pasta with tomato sauce transformed into delicious tortellini with tomato sauce, Mediterranean herbs and – of course – cheese.
Tortellini With Tomato Sauce
Shopping list for 2 portions:
- 250 g tortellini (here ricotta and spinach filling) (770 kcal)
- 50 g ham cubes (68 kcal)
- 400 g diced tomatoes with basil (108 kcal)
- 50 g of grated Emmentaler (192 kcal) (we use Emmentaler a lot in German cuisine but feel free to use whichever cheese you prefer)
- 1 red onion (30 cal)
- 2 cloves of garlic (8 kcal)
- Oregano, sage, marjoram, thyme, rosemary or Italian herbal mixture
- Olive oil
Total calorie count: approx. 1,176 kcal; one serving is about 588 kcal.
- Cook tortellini in salted water according to the package instructions.
- Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in the pan.
- Cut the onion and garlic cloves into thin cubes and sauté in the pan.
- Meat eaters are now also roasting the ham cubes in the pan.
- Deglaze with the diced tomatoes and salt.
- Season with oregano, sage, marjoram, thyme, rosemary and black pepper.
- Drain finished tortellini and add approx. 100 ml of the pasta water to the pan.
- Let it boil and season again with salt, pepper and the Italian herbs.
- Fold in ground cheese.
More delicious childhood memories can be found at #letscooktogether by Ina!
What delicious childhood memory do you have?