So, if you have read this blog for more than one minute, I think you will gather that I have a slight love (and by love, I mean addiction) to pasta! Well, I also know that we are all always wanting easy, tasty recipes that are budget friendly! So, here is an easy meal that fits into weeknight cooking, is family friendly, works with your budget, and is pretty! Enjoy and let me know your thoughts or how you changed the recipe up! Click here for the PDF Version (Creamy Tomato & Spinach Tortellini)
Creamy Tomato & Spinach Tortellini
1 (19 or 20 oz.) package of three cheese tortellini (frozen preferably)
2 Tbsp. butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp. all purpose flour
1 tsp. onion powder
1.25 cups milk (I had 2% on hand, so that is what I used)
½ cup heavy cream
1 can (14.5 oz.) petite diced tomatoes (undrained)
4 cups (packed) chopped fresh spinach
3 – 4 Tbsp. freshly chopped basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
6 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan (plus a little extra for serving)
Extra Basil, for serving
Crushed red pepper flakes, for serving
- Cook and drain tortellini according to package directions.
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds, next add flour and onion powder. Stir constantly and cook for 1 minute. While whisking slowly pour in milk and cream and whisk until smooth. Continue to cook stirring frequently until simmering. Once mixture is simmering, add tomatoes, spinach, basil and oregano. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook until sauce has thickened and spinach has wilted. Add Parmesan and stir until melted. Remove from heat.
- Add drained tortellini into sauce mixture. Serve immediately.
I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we did! Have a GREAT week and stay warm folks!