Monday, June 13, 2016

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Pasta



Quick-fix meals shouldn't have to skimp on flavor or quality. This Creamy Tomato Tortellini Pasta is a great way to dress up plain, ordinary tortellini. It doesn't take long to prepare, yet it tastes like a carefully crafted dish.

INGREDIENTS

1 pkg three cheese tortellini
2 Tbsp butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbsp flour
1 tsp onion powder
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
2 Tbsp basil
1 tsp oregano
Salt and black pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

PREPARATION


  1. Prepare tortellini according to package instructions.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a large saucepan and saute garlic for about a minute. Add the flour and onion powder, and stir constantly for about a minute. 
  3. Slowly pour in milk and cream, while whisking, and continue to whisk until the sauce becomes smooth. Continue stirring until the sauce simmers. Pour in the tomatoes, spinach, basil and oregano. Salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook until spinach wilts and the sauce thickens.
  4. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and continue to stir until the cheese has melted. 
  5. Remove from heat and add the drained tortellini. Stir in the tortellini and let rest for a couple minutes before serving.


Simple as that! This was a hit with both my daughters, with my youngest demanding seconds — a rare event in our house.

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20 comments:

Karen Morse said...

Yum! I am is about pasta and love finding new recipes to try. Tortellini are in in my top 5 fave pastas! I usually get a double-package at Costco and this will be so great to change it up!

Terri Steffes said...

Looks like the perfect put together dinner for a busy night. I love trying new things and I don't use tortellini often, but I do love it! Thank you! I'm going to try Karen's tip about getting it at Costco!

Wlizabeth said...

We eat a lot of pasta and I'm always looking for great recipes so I'm enjoying this one. I'm thinking I could also use chicken or shrimp with this.

Thanks :-)
Elizabeth

Author TP Keane said...

This looks simply divine. Pasta is a must have in our house, and we must have this.

Rachel Langer said...

My family would absolutely LOVE this! I have already bookmarked this one for later. I am going to see if I can't fit this into the weekend menu for them.

Lauren G said...

Creamy pasta is one of my favorite dishes! This post is making me so hungry... I think I know what I am making tomorrow for dinner, this recipe looks super easy too!

reesa said...

My husband loves creamy sauces. This would be a perfect weeknight meal for us! I like how the tortellini adds an extra layer of flavor in the sauce!

Kim Croisant said...

My husband is the cook in our family and he buys cheese tortellini a lot but has never made this. I'll have to show this to him.

CourtneyLynne said...

Ooooo this tortellini looks beyond delicious!!! Anything pasta is usually a huge hit in our household. I will definitely be giving this a try!

nicole said...

Looks really good. i love creamy sauces, especially with tomatoes and spinach. This definitely has a little Latin flavor :)

Kiana Abram said...

I love tortellini! It's usually so quick and easy to make but sometimes I want to dress it up a bit more so this is a great way to do so!

Becca Wilson said...

Tortellini is one of my all time favorite meals. This looks so easy to make and delicious!

ana de jesus said...

I adore tortellini its delicious and this creamy tomato looks to be no exception. I would love this with some garlic bread!

Wow Di said...

Haven't had tortellini in so long! Mostly because I'm the only one that eats it. Hubby hates pasta. So if I make it I'm eating leftovers for days...

Codi Lynn said...

Tortellini is an absolute favorite in our house, what a great recipe to spruce up the sauce a bit from our regular tomato or afredo!

jillconyers said...

My family loves pasta and tortellini is one of their favorites. I'll be using this for menu planning.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

You had me at pasta! I love how creamy that sauce is, it's literally making my mouth water. I can't wait to make this dish.

DENEA DURAN said...

Once my no carb diet ends I am making this. My kids love anything pasta related so this will be a hit!

Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled said...

Looks so good! Love simple meals like this. Pinning. Visiting from Inspiration Sunday.

Laura | Food Fun Family said...

Mouth watering! Thanks for sharing with the Delicious Dishes Recipe party this week!

 
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