Meatless Friday: Tortellini with Roasted Tomatoes

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Here’s the secret to cutting grape tomatoes in half:  place tomatoes on the lid from a container (or an old coffee-can lid.) Add another lid on top. Press down and slice straight across the middle with a sharp knife. Let the kids help you drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil and season with basil, salt and pepper.

Tortellini with Roasted Tomatoes

roasted grape tomatoes labeled for reuse1 lb tortellini
1 pint grape tomatoes
Fresh basil
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Slice tomatoes in half, put in a baking pan, drizzle with olive oil and salt, and roast at 300 for an hour or so. They should release some juices and look slightly shriveled. Chop basil, as much as you like. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Mix everything together; add olive oil if necessary, salt and pepper to taste. Can be eaten hot or at room temperature.

Copyright 2014 Deanna Bartalini

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Deanna G. Bartalini, is a Catholic writer, speaker, and educator. She and her husband Deacon John have two married children and a grandson. Deanna loves teaching about Catholicism and how it fits into our daily lives. She writes at DeannaBartalini.com, serves as the editor of the NewEvangelizers.com blog, and is a contributor there as well as at AmazingCatechists.com. Deanna contributed to A Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion published by Ave Maris Press. She has written “Invite the Holy Spirit into Your Life: Growing in Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control” one book in the series of the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women published by Gracewatch Media. Deanna is available to lead retreats and speak at catechist and ministry events.

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