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MPM ~ Jan 21st and Tortellini Primavera recipe!


Welcome to MPM! I had a fantastic food week last week and I hope you did too. I don’t know how many of you noticed but my menu was a little different than normal for me. My hubbie was away all last week so I got to cook the things I like and it was awesome! I’m not a big meat eater so it was a nice change to make up some recipes that didn’t center entirely around the meat as the main dish. My hubbie is also allergic to fish so I took advantage of him not being home to have two nights of fish, yum! The Herbed Tuna Sandwiches were delicious! The recipe still isn’t available yet on the Taste of Home website but I’ll post it if anyone is interested.

The only thing I didn’t get to in last week’s menu was the tortellini so I’m including it in my menu again this week but I found a different recipe that I’m going to try instead. This recipe isn’t available online either but I’ll post that for you today below.

Monday: Tortellini Primavera (see recipe below)

Tuesday: Beef Stew

Wednesday: Chicken Marsala

Thursday: Spud Special Soup

Friday: Chicken Pesto Pizza

Saturday/Sunday: Spaghetti or leftover buffet


Tortellini Primavera

1 pkg (19 oz) frozen cheese tortellini (I use the deli whole wheat variety)

1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms

1 small onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons butter

2/3 cup fat-free milk

1 pkg (8 oz) fat-free cream cheese, cubed

1 pkg (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

1 tsp Italian seasoning

1 large tomato, chopped

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, saute the mushrooms, onion and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in milk; heat through. Stir in cream cheese until blended. Add spinach and Italian seasoning; heat through. Drain tortellini; toss with sauce and tomato. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Yield: 5 servings


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61 Responses to “MPM ~ Jan 21st and Tortellini Primavera recipe!”
  1. 1
    Connie says:

    I would love to see the recipe for the Herbed Tuna Sandwiches! I secretly like when my DH is out of town because it means much less cooking for me. The kids will eat any gruel that I put in front of them.

    Have a great week!!

  2. 2
    annie says:

    Looks like a good week. I never buy cheese tortellini, but I love it. You’ll have to share how the recipe turns out.

  3. 3
    Amy says:

    Count me in as someone else who would love to see the herbed tuna recipe!

    Have a great week!

  4. 4

    I put pesto on my homemabde pizzas for the first time last week and even the kids liked it. The chicken pesto pizza sounds great.

  5. 5
    Gail says:

    The pizza and spud soup sound so good….I’ve still not tried pizza dough b/c it scares me but guess I should sometime!

  6. 6
    Penny says:

    mmm chicken marsala… must trot that one out again :)

  7. 7
    Jenni says:

    I’d love to see the recipe for the herbed tuna sandwiches! My husband loves tuna and I’d like to find other things to do with it then just the regular sandwich.

  8. 8

    I added a little twist this week to my MPM. Come let me know what you think! Thanks for hosting this, Laura. You ROCK!

  9. 9
    Kelleigh says:

    Hi Laura

    I would miss fish if I couldn’t have it every week. Sounds like you had a great week – a chance to try some new things!

    Kelleigh (it’s nice to be back after a long absence!)

  10. 10
    Devildogwife says:

    The tortellini sounds wonderful. I really need to find a gluten free version as we miss tortellini.

  11. 11
    NerdMom says:

    Have a great food week!

  12. 12
    Stacy says:

    Sounds like a yummy week.

  13. 13
    Candi says:

    Yum–sounds like a very tasty week! Thanks for hosting and sharing all the recipes!

  14. 14
    Natalie says:

    Your Wednesday meal is one of my mom’s favorites! Have a good week!

  15. 15
    Stephanie says:

    My first menu plan in a long time, and I got a little carried away. I actually planned 3 weeks, including about 8 totally new recipes. Thank you for the start!

  16. 16
    Becky says:

    Sounds like a tasty week! Have you made the pesto pizza before? If not, I will be keeping an eye out to see how you like it.

    I’ll add my voice to the others above; I’d love to see the recipe for the herbed tuna sandwiches.

    Have a good week!

  17. 17
    Irene says:

    Thanks for hosting. Have a lovely week.

  18. 18
    mjpuzzlemom says:

    Looks like a good week! Thanks for hosting!


  19. 19
    Nikki says:

    Bon Appetit everyone!! Happy to finally be joining in! :o)

  20. 20
    Jodi says:

    Your weeks sounds yummy, as does that recipe!

  21. 21

    I’m like your hubby in that I don’t eat fish. I’m not allergic, I don’t think, but have had several adverse reactions as a child. As a result, I don’t cook it or eat it.

    I feel badly for my hubby and my daughter, but the slight smell of it makes me sick.

    Whenever we go out, I encourage my hubby to order fish in order to share it with my daughter.

  22. 22
    Lisa D. says:

    The tortellini sounds great!

    Thanks for posting!


  23. 23
    Chez Moi says:

    Mines up! Its pretty basic and boring. I’ve been stuck in a rut lately.

  24. 24
    Julie N says:

    Great menu this week!!!! I love it!

  25. 25
    jen says:

    Your menu sounds really great. As usual. I do want the Tuna recipe when it’s ready….

  26. 26
    Grace says:

    I’m glad you got to make the things you like!! Thanks for hosting MPM every week!!

  27. 27
    kelly says:

    looking good, thx for hosting & letting me join in!

  28. 28
    Vickie says:

    The Tortellini sounds great!!! I overslept today and just now got my menu posted! I can’t wait to look to see what is new!

  29. 29
    Char says:

    The tortellini primavera sounds so good! It is freezing cold here this week so all I want is warm comfort food.

  30. 30

    This is my second time posting a weekly menu – it’s really helping me stay organized!

  31. 31
    Susanne says:

    Everything looks yummy as usual. I got my menu up but who knows how well I can stick to it this week. It’s sort of an odd ball week for us.

  32. 32
    Jodi W says:

    It has been awhile for me – but I’m BAAAAACK!

  33. 33
    Liss says:

    My second Menu Monday participation! This is really helping me stay on the ball.

  34. 34
    cdmom says:

    This is my first time posting on MPM, but I have enjoyed checking it out every Monday.
    I have been wanting to try Chicken Pesto Pizza!

  35. 35

    The Chicken Pesto Pizza looks really good. I might try that next week. Thanks for hosting!

  36. 36
    Lisa T. says:

    I would like the Tuna recipe too. Sounds delish!
    Glad to be joining in. Hopefully this stops the days of “What’s for Dinner?” And me replying “I have no idea”

  37. 37
    Kirstin says:

    I will often do that too. If my hubby goes out of town I’ll make things I normally wouldn’t make. I don’t know what I’d do if anyone in my family was allergic to fish….or dairy…or wheat! Well, I’d probably lose weight for one thing, but still. I love seafood. Sounds like a great menu. I have found recipes that call for whole wheat ravioli, but I have yet to find it…anyone have any tips as to where to look?

  38. 38

    that tortellini looks delish! i hope you have another great food week!

  39. 39

    I like this idea of publishing your meal plan each week. What a great way to stay motivated (and share ideas). I can’t wait to check some of the other vegetarian plans.

  40. 40
    Rain says:

    I love this! What a great resource for new recipes!

  41. 41
    Bitsy says:

    Really looking forward to participating in Menu Plan Monday! I think it’ll be a real money- and time-saver for me!

  42. 42
    Melinda says:

    This is my first time finding this and I love it! I will never run out of idea for things to cook now!

  43. 43
    twinkle star says:

    I have done my first ever menu plan. Am enjoying it as it indulges my obsessive organising – have even included breakfast, lunch and shopping lists.

  44. 44
    Jessica says:

    I’ll definitely be trying the Tortellini, thanks for the recipe!

  45. 45
    Jennie says:

    Cant wait to explore the rest of the site. thanks to melinda for introducing me to this site.

  46. 46
    sheri says:

    I loved our meals last week. we went from not ever knowing what to do for dinner, to having it right there and on the table when we were ready to eat. so am working on this weeks.. we have 2 days left from last week,where we went out and ordered in. it is so hard I find to just make a week’s menu when just the 2 of us. but am going to do it no matter what. stay warm everyone!!

  47. 47
    sheri says:

    oops, was going to ask if anyone has any ideas for just 2 people, would love to hear the,.

  48. 48
    Tamara says:

    The Tortellini Primavera sounds yummy, Ill have to try that soon. I love new idea for meals. Thank you for sharing.

    My Menu is posted :)

  49. 49
    Penny says:

    I’m up a little late this week. However, as the saying goes, it’s better late than never, right? You can see my menu at

  50. 50
    Catherine says:

    I love the look of your menu….sounds much more interesting than mine….!! LOL!!

  51. 51
    La Rêveuse says:

    Count me in. This is my new year’s resolution. Thanks for the inspiration to keep going!

  52. 52
    Queen B says:

    I made your beef stew last night and it was great! thanks!!

  53. 53
    brenda arce says:

    Hi I’m new…just found your great site…have to catch up.

  54. 54

    First time posting…read many times. Thanks Dawn for sending me here the first time.


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