Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Spinach Tomato Tortellini

If you are anything like me all three words in the title of this recipe are huge winners. Spinach? Yum. Tomatoes? Yum Yum. Tortellini? Best of all. Mix it all together in a creamy sauce and I am likely to be beyond pleased. I love tortellini in a semi-unhealthy way. I think they are the perfect mixture of cheese and pasta. I knew I wanted to have tortellini so I looked online and saw this recipe. It was easy and delicious. From start to finish I think it took about 20 minutes and made a delicious dinner. I won't make this often because the cream is horrible for you but we both enjoyed this decadent dinner!

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1 (16 ounce) package cheese tortellini
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the tortellini, and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
While you get the tortellini going, combine the tomatoes, spinach, salt, pepper, basil and garlic in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until the mixture begins to bubble.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, milk and cream. Stir this mixture into the saucepan along with the Parmesan cheese. Heat through, then reduce heat to low, and simmer until thick, about 2 minutes.
Drain the tortellini, but do not rinse, then pour them into the saucepan with the sauce. Stir to coat, and serve.