This fast, savory dish is the perfect meal for a busy night or easy dinner hosting. In fact, you can even prep the ingredients ahead of time and the cooking is done in 15 minutes or less.
8 oz. (200 g) cheese tortellini, fresh or frozen, not dehydrated
8 oz. (200 g) green beans, trimmed and cut in half
5 oz. (140 g) pre-cooked Nurnberger or Franconian sausage, sliced into bite-sized rounds
2 Tb dried tomatoes, cut into strips
1/4 C cashews, raw and unsalted or roasted and unsalted
1/4 C bacon, in small cubes or thick, short strips
Have your prepped ingredients ready to go or quickly prep them while heating a pot with water, in which you'll boil first the tortellini and then the green beans along with the dried tomatoes.
When your water is almost boiling, start preheating a large skillet on med-high heat. Once boiling, throw in the tortellini and boil fresh tortellini for exactly 2 minutes, frozen tortellini for 4 minutes.
Drain the tortellini by scooping it out of the water into a colander. This should be easy to do with a large regular or slotted spoon.
Then put the pot of water back on the burner and put in the green beans and dried tomatoes. Cook for 3-4 minutes, but no more than 4, then drain. While cooking, drizzle olive oil onto the drained tortellini and coat thoroughly by tossing or rubbing it in with your hands.
The skillet should be hot by the time the green beans and tomatoes are done, so drizzle in some olive oil and throw in all the ingredients at once, and stir to coat with the oil.
Allow the ingredients to brown before stirring again.If the ingredients are not browning within 1 minute after stirring, turn up the heat. Continue browning and stirring for a few minutes. This should take no longer than 5 minutes.
Serve hot and enjoy!
Recipe by Home With Love at https://homewithlove.us/green-beans-tortellini-fast-and-fancy/