lighten up {a post-holiday dinner}

if you’re like me, you did a little over-indulging this past weekend.  oops.  to help bring us back to normal, i’m planning to make some lighter dinners this week, and this one is on the menu.  i made it a few weeks ago and added italian turkey sausage, an onion and green beans, which made it a bit heartier, but i know it would be just as good if you prepared it without the meat.  i neglected to take any photos, so you’ll just have to trust me that it looks good and tastes great too.


– 5 1/4 c vegetable broth (i used chicken broth since i was adding meat)

– 1 (14.5 oz) can italian-style stewed tomatoes

– 1 clove garlic, minced

– 1 (16 oz) package of cheese tortellini, thawed

– 10 oz spinach, rinsed and chopped

– 1/2 package of frozen green beans

– 1 white onion, chopped

– 1 lb. sausage (i used turkey sausage)

– parmesan cheese for topping


bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. add tortellini and bring to a boil; reduce heat slightly and boil for 7 minutes, adding the spinach for the last minute. drain and add the tomatoes, green beans, and broth (and browned sausage and onion if you wish); simmer for 20 minutes. enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “lighten up {a post-holiday dinner}

  1. Hey there, Cara! I made this tonight, and it was dee-licious! Just what we needed after a full week of eating terribly. Thanks for posting the recipe. Enjoy that baby girl when she arrives :)

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