CREAMY TORTELLINI WITH SPINACH & TOMATOES

CREAMY TORTELLINI WITH SPINACH & TOMATOES1

CREAMY TORTELLINI WITH SPINACH & TOMATOES

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cheese tortellini
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon onion flakes
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Begin by boiling your tortellini noodles until they are al dente (aka ready). Follow the directions on the package for boiling time.
  • While the tortellini is boiling, roughly chop the spinach.
  • Heat a large skillet using medium heat and put the two minced garlic into it. Saute it briefly until fragrant, about thirty seconds or so.
  • Add into the skillet the petite diced tomatoes (undrained), spinach, salt, pepper, dried basil, and onion flakes.
  • Cook and stir over medium high heat until the mixture begins to bubble.
  • In another bowl, combine the flour and half-and-half. Whisk until fairly smooth.
  • Add the creamy mixture into the the skillet along with the Parmesan cheese.
  • Heat through and reduce the heat to medium low and continue to stir and cook until it thickens, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the drained tortellini and mix together gently.
  • Serve and enjoy!