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Easy Picnic-Inspired Dinner

Easy Picnic-Inspired Dinner

20 MIN

Take dinner outdoors with a simple picnic-inspired supper that calls for less than 10 ingredients! This family-friendly meal comes together in about 20 minutes and can easily be prepared in advance. Need more reason to get inspired? Everything here is delicious both cold or warm, making it the perfect picnic spread!

The Menu

Chilled Rotisserie Chicken Pieces

Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad

Balsamic Green Beans

Sliced Peaches and Blueberries

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 2 peaches
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 package refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • Prepared pesto sauce
  • Bottled balsamic vinaigrette
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Cold rotisserie chicken pieces

Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad Instructions:

  1. Prepare the tortellini according to package directions.
  2. Drain and rinse under cold running water.
  3. Toss with 1/3 cup pesto and 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Balsamic Parmesan Green Beans Instructions:

  1. Trim green beans.
  2. Place in a microwave safe casserole dish and add just enough water to cover the bottom.
  3. Seal tightly with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes, or until just crisp-tender.
  4. Carefully remove plastic wrap (steam will be hot!) and drain.
  5. Rinse beans under cold running water and pat dry, then toss dish with 3 to 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette and 1 ounce shaved Parmesan cheese.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serving Instructions

  1. Slice the peaches and gently toss with the blueberries.
  2. Divide the cold rotisserie chicken pieces among 4 plates and serve with a side of tortellini pasta salad, green beans and fruit.

Serves 4. 

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