Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Creamy Spinach (&Tomato) Tortellini

 Creamy Spinach Tortellini
amazing. mouthwatering . incredible.
warm. satisfying.
"can't wait to make it over & over again" kind of recipe.

Ingredients
1 pkg (16oz) Frozen Cheese Tortellini
1 Small Onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 can (14-1/2 oz) Diced Tomatoes, undrained
1 pkg (10oz) Frozen Chopped Spinach, thawed & squeezed dry
1-1/2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1-1/2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
Additional grated Parmesan cheese or mozzarella cheese, optional

1. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
2. Add the tomatoes, spinach, basil, salt & pepper. Cook & stir over medium heat until liquid is absorbed, about 3 minutes.
3. Stir in cream and cheese. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 8-10 minutes or till thickened.
4. Meanwhile, cook tortellini according to the package directions...I suggest getting your water ready & heating while you work on steps 1,2 & 3.
5, Drain tortellini, toss with sauce. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired.

 Soooo delicious!
I made this Friday for a friend who came to visit me. She & my husband both LOVED it! I HAD to share it will you...shoot, if I could force feed it to you I WOULD! It's SO good!
My mouth is watering right now - no lie.



See, it's a winner :)
This is my friend Ashley...recognize her?
She's becoming quite popular on freckles&fun :)
My friend is as pretty as the fresh-cut lilacs on my table, don't you agree?


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Julie


 

8 comments:

  1. This looks delicious, and I bet it's a great way to get kids to eat spinach.

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  2. Thank you Linda! You're right,it SO is. My 4 year old thinks it's fun to call it sea-weed...hahaha. As long as he eats it & enjoys it, that's what matters to me :)

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  3. Looks delicious!! I bet that sauce would be good with other types of pasta too!

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  4. yum, I will definately have to try this. I wonder how it would taste with a little yellow squash in it?

    BTW, my 11 yo daughter loves the picture of your baby in the clothes basket.

    Also, thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. That looks amazing. I love tortellini. what a nice friend to pose for your pics.

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  6. You have a great eye for pictures! So clear and beautiful! That food looks delicious - you definitely made my stomach growl - can't wait to try the recipe as soon as I get home this week!

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  7. This looks so yummy! I think I know what I'm making for dinner tomorrow!

    (PS. If you are into guest blogs, send me a message at julie.e@hippobargains.com. All of us at Team Hippo adore your craft ideas, recipes and everything you post.)

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  8. Wow! This recipe is amazing! Definitely a hit in our family. Thanks for posting this. I am 4 months pregnant and now this is the only thing I want to eat! I crave it. Can't wait to try more of your recipes.

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