I buy the fresh tri-colored cheese filled tortellini at Sams or Wallmart and keep a package or two in my freezer most of the time ready to use at a moments notice and today was such a day. Here are the all the ingredients in the main dish, all kept in the cupboard or freezer to be ready when needed.The first thing I do is put on a large pot of water to cook the tortellini then I started the sauce. Chop the onion (I only use about 1/3 of one onion for one can of chicken), cook in about 2-3 teaspoons of oil until onions are soft, add a can of drained chopped chicken, chop it up a bit more with the spoon then add the jar of Alfredo sauce. My favorite brand is Bertolli. Yum….it smells so good while it is simmering until the rest is ready. The pasta only needs a few minutes to cook and then it will be drained and ready to serve.
I also served green beans cooked with chopped bacon. I also keep a package of pre-cooked bacon in the freezer so took a couple of slices out and chopped them up and added them to the green beans. I did start the beans when I started the water for the tortellini pasta so they could cook a few minutes to get the flavor of the bacon infused into the beans.
Normally I would have something for a salad but didn’t have anything on hand but John and I enjoyed the meal the way it was. It was very flavorful and hearty and for me was quick and easy.
Do any of you have recipes that your go to when you need a quick and easy meal? Please share as I would love to have a few more I can rely on.