Creamy Tortellini and Spinach
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Meatless Monday will be featured on the page highlight a recipe to try that will be meatless. This week is Creamy Tortellini and Spinach. check out the recipe below…. By: Blogghetti
1 (20 oz) pkg refrigerated, tri-colored, three cheese tortellini
2 tbsp butter
¼ cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
dash red pepper flakes
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1¼ cups milk (2% is what I used - skim will not work well)
½ cup heavy cream
1 (14.5 oz) Red Gold petite diced tomatoes w/ green chilies (undrained)
1½ cups (packed) chopped fresh spinach
3 tbsp chopped fresh basil
2 tsp chopped fresh oregano
salt and pepper, to taste
¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan, plus more for serving
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Cook tortellini according to directions listed on package. Drain and keep warm.
While the pasta is cooking, in a large skillet or saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Then add garlic and red pepper flakes and let cook for 30 seconds.
Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Slowly whisk in milk and cream and 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 until sauce has thickened and spinach has wilted.
Add parmesan cheese and stir until melted. Remove from heat.
Toss prepared tortellini into sauce mixture.
Serve immediately and top with additional parmesan cheese if desired.
Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com
If the sauce is too thick, simply thin it out with a small amount of milk or cream.