Eggs with Tortellini and Pesto

Tortellini with Eggs

Happy New Year! I would like to send a sincere thank you to all of my followers for hanging in there with my blog despite my prolonged absence. While I did a ton of cooking and baking in my kitchen during the holidays, I could not muster enough strength to take the extra steps to photograph, write, and share my creations. I am pregnant for the second time which of course is a blessing, however with that comes serious energy suckage and a strong desire to do nothing else but sleep. As my doctor advised during the first couple of months of being pregnant, “Do what you can to survive.” And that’s just what I did. As long as myself and my family had food to eat and clean clothes to wear everyday, I considered myself ahead of the game. Everything else would have to wait. Mommy is off to take a nap.

I am happy to report that I am back to myself again and just in time to think about what I would like to accomplish in 2014. While the latter half of this year will bring on serious sleep deprivation and little time for self-grooming thanks to the demands of a newborn, one of my goals is to post on a more regular basis. It’s my opportunity to share what I am truly passionate about with those that can appreciate great food and entertaining. And frankly speaking, when I am not blogging I find myself getting anxious over the fact that I haven’t done anything creative aside from coloring Disney princesses and playing dress up with my 3-year old daughter.

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The early part of this year will bring me a much needed vacation which will involve little else than laying on a beach for a week with a mock-tail in hand watching my daughter play happily in the sand. And of course, eating – which brings me to the featured recipe of my post today – one of the more memorable getaways my husband and I took together was a weekend away to the beautiful Kenwood Inn and Spa just north west of the quaint town of Sonoma, CA. We had a wonderful breakfast at the restaurant there thanks to the Italian chef who ran the kitchen at the time. My husband ordered a very unique dish of eggs scrambled with cheese tortellini, pesto, prosciutto, and sweet cherry tomatoes. It was a delicious and satisfying dish and I have recreated the recipe in my own kitchen. Since eggs are not limited to just a breakfast item, this would make an excellent dinner alongside some crusty french bread and green salad.

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Eggs with Tortellini and Pesto
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ pound cheese tortellini
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 slices of prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Cook tortellini in salted boiling water until al dente, about 6-7 minutes. Drain in a colander and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, pesto, Parmesan cheese, prosciutto, and salt.
  3. Add cherry tomatoes and tortellini to the bowl and combine mixture.
  4. Heat butter in a skillet on medium-low heat. Add egg mixture and scramble until light and fluffy.
  5. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan.

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Happy New Year Lisa!
    Congratulations on your pregnancy and everything wonderful you have to look forward to in 2014!!!
    Your eggs with tortellini and pesto looks amazingly delicious ~ thanks for sharing your recipe ;-) I’m trying this one on a morning when I’m hungry and craving a savory hot breakfast!!

    • Lisa | Ravishing Hunger says:

      Happy New Year to you, Patty! And thank you for your kind words. This dish is very filling and definitely hits the spot. Hope you are doing well!

  2. Happy New Years Lisa!
    I’m so happy for you and I agree with your doctor. I would love your tasty creation and don’t under estimate just how creative you can be while playing dress up. I bet you will be busy and tired. Just make sure a take some time for yourself. Hoping things are going well.
    -Gina-

    • Lisa | Ravishing Hunger says:

      Happy New year to you, Gina! It amazes me just how creative little ones can be. Sure makes for good entertainment :)

  3. Happy New Year! What a beautiful post! This recipe look delish and the photo is just gorgeous!

  4. Hooray for focusing on real food, even when energy is at an all time low. But I’m so glad you’re feeling better and have more energy these days! We’ve been eating our fair share of pasta but clearly, we need to add eggs to kick it up a notch :) Hope you’re doing well, mamma!

  5. Happy New Year! Sounds like you are doing well and getting through the bumps. This recipe looks divine and I just wish I could pick it up off the screen and serve it tonight for dinner! Hope you are doing well!!! :-)

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