2In a large, deep, ovenproof frying pan over medium heat, warm a glug of olive oil, then add the onion, sliced chard ribs, and a big pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, until starting to turn golden, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and chard leaves and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes while you boil the pasta.
3While the sauce is simmering, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the tortellini and cook according to the package directions until just shy of al dente. Drain well.
4Add the tortellini to the sauce and stir to combine well. Transfer to a 9×13 inch glass baking dish. Top with the mozzarella and parmesan. Bake until bubbly and the cheese is melted and golden, about 20 minutes. Serve garnished with the basil, if you like.
Chef Theo Friedman's dinners center around multi-course, intimate, and experimental pop-up experiences. He brings new perspectives to food by being inspired by artists, ingredients, and the passionate diners who attend his one-of-a-kind events. In honor of Chef Theo's partnership with Stella Artois, he takes advantage of Union Square Greenmarket's and North Brooklyn Farms' fresh produce to create the ultimate end of summer menu.
Taste the snap and crunch of springtime in this easy weeknight pasta dish. Combine refrigerated tortellini with the bright and fresh flavor of homemade mint and basil pesto to deliver a weeknight meal your family will love.