Cheese “Delicato” Tortelloni

with Vegetables, Pesto, and Goat Cheese

1 - 22 oz. pkg. Giovanni Rana Cheese “Delicato” Tortellini
1 - 7 oz. pkg. Giovanni Rana Pesto
4 small carrots, peeled and cut into ¼” pieces
9 asparagus spears, bottom 1/3 removed, cut into ½” pieces
1 cup peas, fresh or frozen
¼ cup fresh goat cheese (chèvre)

Prepare tortellini according to package instructions.  Add carrots and asparagus to the water at the same time as the tortellini and the peas in the last minute.  Drain tortellini and vegetables, reserving ½ cup cooking water.  

In the meantime, whisk pesto with ¼ cup pasta cooking water in a cold pan or bowl.  Add tortellini and vegetables and gently toss.  If necessary, add enough cooking water to the pan to achieve a sauce-like consistency.  

Plate the tortellini with vegetables and dot with fresh goat cheese.

***Alternately, try this recipe with Giovanni Rana Chicken Mozzarella Tortelloni.