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One Pot Vegetarian Pesto Tortellini

Fresh veggies, tortellini pasta, pesto, cheese & sun dried tomatoes make up this creamy vegetarian pesto tortellini recipe. It’s made in one pot, in just 20 minutes, for an easy weeknight meal!

Pesto tortellini with sun dried tomatoes and fresh basil in bowl with spoon

Let me tell you about my love of one pot meals. It’s a great love, a love that can only come from the fact that I absolutely hate doing dishes! One pot meals allow me to wash just one dish at the end of preparing the meal. Yes, please!

I love one pot rice dishes, like this Taco Chicken and Rice and this Kimchi Fried Rice.

I also love one pot potato recipes, like this One Pot German Meatballs and Potatoes and this One Pot Meatloaf Hash.

But let’s be honest, one pot pasta dishes are always a fan favorite! This One Pot Greek Pasta is a huge hit on the blog. It’s so flavorful, you’ll want to make it every week! And this One Pot Cajun Pasta is always a fun way to spice up a weeknight dinner!

Now when it comes to finding the perfect vegetarian one pot meal, this Vegetarian Tortellini recipe is where it’s at! Creamy cheeses, combined with sun dried tomato pesto make an amazing sauce to toss with the cheesy tortellini and fresh veggies.

This vegetarian tortellini is one of my favorite recipes of all time and I keep it in regular rotation on Meatless Mondays! It’s an easy dinner to make and clean up!

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Creamy Vegetarian Tortellini Soup

Creamy vegetarian Tomato Spinach Tortellini Soup is made with refrigerated cheese tortellini cooked in a creamy, cheesy tomato sauce. It’s made in just 15 minutes for a quick and easy Italian soup recipe!

Creamy tomato tortellini soup in white bowl with fresh parsley and diced tomatoes

One of the things you’ll always find in my freezer is a bag of refrigerated cheese tortellini. It can be cooked straight out of the freezer in just a few minutes and turned into an easy weeknight meal!

I’ve used this cheese tortellini over the years to make Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Tortellini. I’ve also used it to make One Pot Vegetarian Pesto Tortellini. Both are easy meals made in 29 minutes or less!

Today I’m incorporating the delicious tortellini into a new scrumptious soup recipe that’s made in just 15 minutes! That’s right creamy, cheesy tomato basil tortellini soup is made from start to finish in under 30 minutes.

That’s less time than watching an episode of Friends on Netflix! And it’s so easy, you can totally catch up with Ross, Rachel and the whole gang while preparing this soup!

My family loved this soup recipe so much. Kurt has already requested I make it again this week! I know you’re family is going to love this great recipe too!

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Whole30 Mushroom Spinach Chicken

You’re going to love this healthy, easy Spinach Mushroom Chicken recipe! It’s totally delicious, dairy free, low carb & whole30 approved!

Sliced grilled chicken breast on white plate, topped with mushrooms and spinach, with copper fork on side of plate

Last year, I introduced dozens of Whole30 recipes on the blog and even dedicated the entire month of March to Whole30 recipes.

Of the 18 Most Popular New Recipes of 2018, 8 of them were part of Whole30 March. With the popularity of Whole30 recipes last year, I vowed to bring you more Whole30 recipes in 2019 and I’m here to deliver!

You don’t have to be on the Whole30 diet to enjoy these delicious recipes. These are great options for those looking to add a few new healthy recipes into the mix, or those that are looking for gluten free and dairy free recipes.

This Whole30 Spinach Mushroom Chicken is flavorful, easy to make and the perfect addition to your weekly healthy dinner menu! You could also prepare extra chicken to slice up and meal prep for lunches or dinners throughout the week.

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Spinach Feta Mini Pies

Savory mini pies, also known as hand pies or picnic pies, are filled with a delicious vegetarian mixture of spinach and feta cheese and are perfect for serving as an appetizer, picnic snack or party hors d’oeuvre!

Spinach Feta Mini Pies with Puff Pastry Criss Cross Crust

Raise your hand if you love picnics! Living in San Diego with almost perfect weather year-round, we love doing picnics at the beach and the parks in our neighborhood.

Sometimes, we wrap up Chicken Fajita Burritos and take those on our picnic (so very So Cal of us!), other times we just grab a baguette, cheese, crackers and fruit and make it a charcuterie plate picnic and sometimes we invite friends and make it a potluck picnic, which is perfect for bringing these mini pies, also known as picnic pies (fitting!) or hand pies. Basically they’re an individual, hand-held pie that’s easy to transport!

Mini pies can be sweet or savory and since I’ve already made recipes for sweet Strawberry Mini Pies and Cranberry Pomegranate Mini Pies, I decided to go savory for these picnic pies!

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Spinach Artichoke Chicken

A creamy combination of goat cheese, greek yogurt, spinach and artichokes are stuffed into this delicious Spinach Artichoke Chicken recipe! It’s easy, healthy, low carb and keto diet approved!

Sliced Spinach Artichoke Chicken with Fresh Basil and Lemons

Healthy grilled chicken recipes are a staple around my house, from Bruschetta Grilled Chicken and Mango Salsa Chicken to Mediterranean Chicken Skewers and Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers, I love how easy it is to create a healthy and flavorful grilled chicken recipe with the right marinade!

This Spinach Artichoke Chicken recipe has both the right marinade and the perfect filling to create a delicious and healthy dish!

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Bacon Tomato Avocado Grilled Cheese

Crispy bacon, creamy avocado and juicy tomatoes are combined in this scrumptious gruyere and avocado grilled cheese sandwich recipe!

Crispy bacon, creamy avocado and juicy tomatoes are combined in this scrumptious gruyere and avocado grilled cheese sandwich recipe!

It’s National Grilled Cheese Day y’all and I couldn’t be more excited, because, bread + butter + cheese, yes, please! Add in crispy bacon and creamy avocado and you’ve just combined everything I love into one epic grilled cheese sandwich!

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Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash

Baked spaghetti squash is tossed with a simple spinach artichoke sauce in this healthy, gluten free and vegetarian recipe, made in under an hour!

Baked spaghetti squash is tossed with a simple spinach artichoke sauce in this healthy, gluten free and vegetarian recipe, made in under an hour!

Well hello everyone and happy 2018! I’m so excited to welcome the first recipe of the new year to the blog today. It’s a healthy recipe that combines my favorite dip with my favorite squash!

I know what you’re thinking, healthy spinach artichoke dip, yeah right! Well, this version actually is! I subbed in greek yogurt for mayonnaise and added some serious flavor with lemon zest, goat cheese and red pepper flakes.

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Crispy Goat Cheese Avocado & Strawberry Salad

Crispy goat cheese, creamy avocado & juicy strawberries top spinach & arugula, tossed with avocado vinaigrette, for the perfect vegetarian Spring salad!

Crispy goat cheese, creamy avocado & juicy strawberries top spinach & arugula, tossed with avocado vinaigrette, for the perfect vegetarian Spring salad!

Oh Spring, how I love you! You provide warmer, longer days, and a new season of fresh produce to play with!

With the arrival of juicy strawberries and ripe avocados at my local farmers market, I couldn’t help but put them in a delicious new salad for Spring, that’s also perfect as an Easter side dish!

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Spinach Artichoke Turkey Panini

A deliciously creamy spinach artichoke dip is spread on thick, crusty ciabatta bread in this scrumptious, and simple, Turkey Panini recipe.

Spinach Artichoke Turkey Panini Recipe

Hot sandwiches are my jam!

I’ll take a turkey panini all day over a cold sandwich, which is why a panini press is a must in my house!

I started with an inexpensive panini press I found on Black Friday, then upgraded to making my panini’s on the T-fal OptiGrill.

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Spinach Artichoke Turkey Burgers

A healthy version of spinach artichoke dip is stuffed into, and piled on top of, delicious Spinach Artichoke Turkey Burgers, perfect for Summer grilling!

Spinach Artichoke Turkey Burgers

Today’s post is sponsored by Jennie-O!

The sun is shining, the coats are put away and the grill is lit, because it’s almost summer and that means grilling season is here!

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Artichoke Toast 3 Ways

Artichoke Toast Recipe 3 Ways

Have you ever looked at a fresh artichoke in the grocery store and thought, wow, that’s beautiful, but what in the world do I do with it?!

Well Ocean Mist Farms, the largest grower of fresh Artichokes, is challenging everyone to “Be an Artichoke Adventurer” and get cooking with the delicious fresh vegetable!

If you’ve never prepared a fresh artichoke at home, it’s quite simple and can be done many ways, by baking, grilling or steaming it. In this post, I’m going to show you how to steam fresh artichokes, then turn the “meat” from the leaves and the heart of the artichoke into three delicious artichoke toast recipes!

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Roasted Butternut Squash Spinach Kale Salad

Spinach & kale are tossed with an avocado vinaigrette, roasted butternut squash, pistachios, dates & quinoa in this vegan & gluten free kale salad recipe.

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad Recipe

If one of your goals in 2016 was to eat healthier, while still enjoying super flavorful food, then I have just the salad for you!

When it comes to healthy recipes, I love to get in the kitchen and create delicious new dishes that are healthy, while still full of flavor, and this salad is just that!

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Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash

Spinach, sun dried tomatoes & feta cheese add delicious Mediterranean flavor to this vegetarian & gluten free spaghetti squash recipe.

Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Well hello there friends! Long time, no see!

If you’ve been wondering where the new posts have been for the past week, they were on hold while I took a trip to the east coast.

I started off my trip to New York & Washington DC hosting a Satellite Media Tour with PLUS Media all about Friendsgiving. You can check out one of the segments online now!

Tips for the Perfect Friendsgiving with Sarah Scoop

Following the media tour, I ventured into New York City to check out some of the best spots to eat in the city. I compiled all of my favorites into an NYC City Guide: Where to Eat, Stay & Play!

After leaving NYC, I headed down to Washington DC to eat my way through yet another city!

I’m now on a plane back to home sweet sunny San Diego. As soon as I arrive home I’ll be heading straight into the kitchen! I have so many awesome recipe ideas that I can’t wait to create and share with you all for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving & Thanksgiving leftovers!

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Cheesy Mushroom Spinach Puff Pastry

This vegetarian spinach puff pastry recipe is filled with sautéed mushrooms, spinach, and cheddar cheese. Perfect as an appetizer or Meatless Monday dinner!

This vegetarian spinach puff pastry recipe is filled with sauteed mushrooms, spinach, and cheddar cheese. Perfect as an appetizer or meatless Monday dinner!

You would never know from the abundance of recipes on the blog containing mushrooms, that I’m a recently converted mushroom fan.

That’s right, mushrooms were not my favorite vegetable just a couple of years ago. As I tried different varieties of mushrooms in a variety of dishes, I realized that I absolutely love them!

From Portobello Stuffed Mushrooms to Brussels Sprout Mushroom Casseroles to Creamy Mushroom Chicken Parmesan, I seriously can’t get enough of this Vitamin B packed veggie!

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Greek Crescent Rolls

Greek Crescent Rolls combine feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes & tons of other delicious ingredients in this scrumptious vegetarian appetizer recipe!

Greek Crescent Rolls

Let me introduce you to my latest must make recipe! Seriously y’all, the recipe idea sounded great in my head, but the end result was even better than what I could have imagined!

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Spinach Artichoke Mushroom Risotto

Spinach Artichoke Mushroom Risotto is a rich and hearty, vegetarian and gluten free dish, that is easy to make and perfect for weeknight dinners.

Spinach Artichoke Mushroom Risotto

Oh risotto, how I love thee! Creamy, cheesy, Italian goodness! What’s not to love?

Add fresh spring vegetables and I’m totally obsessed!

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Spinach Pesto

Homemade spinach pesto is a quick, easy, gluten free & healthy sauce made in just 5 minutes! Perfect for tossing on top of pizza, pasta, eggs or salad!

Spinach Pesto Recipe

There are five things you’ll always find in my refrigerator: pesto, hummus, buffalo sauce, eggs and champagne. You know, all the necessities!

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Spinach, Goat Cheese and Bacon Frittata

A bag of spinach, a carton of eggs and a package of bacon, what to do, what to do?? It’s sounding like my Italian ancestors version of an omelet is about to happen!

Yes, if you were wondering what exactly a frittata was or what the difference between a frittata and quiche were, you are not alone!  So in the simplest terms: a quiche has a crust (usually) and more liquid than egg, where as a frittata has more egg than liquid and no crust, there it is!

So whether you just learned your fun fact of the day or not, you’re about to dive into a delicious recipe for this Italian crust-less egg dish!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 1 avocado

Start by frying up the bacon.

Don’t mind those extra couple slices of bacon.  Those are for…. someone 😉 Fry until crispy then drain the grease, crumble and mix together with the eggs, milk, salt and pepper.

Next, heat the olive oil in a sauté pan and add the onion and red bell pepper.

Sauté for 2-3 minutes then add spinach and sauté for an additional 3 minutes.

I know that looks like a LOT of spinach, but I promise it will cook down!

See, I promised 🙂

Next, add in the egg and bacon mixture.

Let cook for 2 minutes then crumble the goat cheese on top.

These chunks of goat cheese add an amazing creamy surprise in the middle of the Frittata! Now cook on the stove for 5 minutes, then move into the oven to finish cooking at 400°F for 10 more minutes.  Remove from the oven and voila!

I sliced the Frittata into pieces, topped with avocado and served with homemade rosemary focaccia bread!

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Spinach Goat Cheese Bacon Frittata

Fresh spinach, creamy goat cheese & crispy bacon are combined in this delicious frittata recipe, made in under 30 minutes, perfect for breakfast or brunch!

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 19 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 420 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • 1 avocado sliced

Instructions

  1. Fry the bacon slices until crispy.
  2. Drain the grease, crumble the bacon and mix with the eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan and add the onion and red bell pepper.
  4. Sauté for 2-3 minutes then add spinach and sauté for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Add the egg and bacon mixture.
  6. Cook for 2 minutes then crumble the goat cheese on top.
  7. Cook on the stove for 5 minutes, then move into the oven to finish cooking at 400°F for 10 more minutes.