4 packages Buitoni three cheese tortellini

1 large zucchini

1/2 red pepper, chopped

1/2 sweet onion, chopped

2 Tbsp. butter

1 Tbsp. lemon olive oil

Sauce for tortellini:

2 Tbsp. butter

2 Tbsp. pesto

2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese

Splash lemon olive oil

Saute veggies in skillet with butter and oil.

Meanwhile, cook tortellini according to directions.

Toss with sauce ingredients and serve immediately.

The beauty of this is how the veggies and tortellini are done at the same time!

I like to eat light sometimes, but with kids, I serve this with a meat.

I was feeling particularly lazy and unmotivated, so I popped some Sandra’s chicken in the oven (before starting the tortellini and veggies – since they take 38 minutes to cook!)

As far as convenience foods go, Sandra’s is one of my favorites since they are often on sale and the manufacturer’s website posts coupons ALL THE TIME!  When there is a BOGO sale, and I can use coupons, they are about $1.50 a piece!  Regular price for a box of six runs about $12.99.  They also come in boxes of two for $4.99.

Sandra's broc-swiss-product

The tortellini was also on BOGO sale and came out to be about $2.00 a package.