Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Creamy Spinach Tomato Tortellini

If you're looking for a quick and easy meal or side dish, that's full of flavor, you've got to try this!  This dish is sure to please everyone from kids to adults.  It's creamy, cheesy and is sure to leave a smile on your face.

1 (20 oz) pkg three cheese tortellini (preferably the refrigerated kind)
2 Tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp onion powder
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 can diced tomatoes undrained
1 1/2 cups fresh spinach
3 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1/2 tsp dry oregano
Salt and pepper, to taste
6 Tbsp finely shredded parmesan, plus more for serving
Red pepper flakes, for serving (optional)

Cook tortellini according to directions listed on package.  Meanwhile, in a large and deep skillet or saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds, then add flour and onion powder and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. While whisking, slowly pour in milk and cream, then whisk until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to simmer, then add tomatoes, spinach, basil and oregano. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook several minutes longer until sauce has thickened and spinach has wilted. Add parmesan cheese and stir until melted. Remove from heat.  Toss prepared and drained tortellini into sauce mixture.  Serve warm, sprinkled with additional parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes, if desired.

Source:  Cooking Classy


Jamie Young said...

I love anything with tortellini! I have a similar recipe, but will have to give this one a try! Also, I nominated you for an award :)

Janessa said...

Wow, thanks so much! Totally made my day ;-)

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