Saturday, February 2, 2013

Recipe of the Week: Tortellini with Lemon & Brussels Sprouts

This recipe was fast and easy and gave me leftovers for several days. I suppose you could make your own tortellini, but it's so much easier to just buy it premade! This recipe is adapted from Everyday Food magazine, a little tiny magazine that costs only $10 to subscribe to. I recommend it.

Tortellini with Lemon & Brussels Sprouts

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, with ends cut off, quartered
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound cheese tortellini [I bought the packaged kind from Trader Joes, but you could also buy frozen]
  • zest and juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix brussels sprouts in large bowl with 3 teaspoons olive oil and salt. Spread on a cookie sheet or pan and bake in oven for 30-40 minutes, until they're slightly browned and crispy on the outside. 

While those are roasting, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil on stovetop and saute onion until translucent, about 8 minutes. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Toss tortellini with onion and brussels sprouts, then add lemon zest and juice. Top with Parmesan cheese!

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