Monday, September 17, 2012

Spinach Tomato Tortellini

Believe it or not, this time this is not a Grandma Klingler recipe.  Before you get all disappointed, however, this meal comes HIGHLY recommended to me from two of my friends who happen to be amazing cooks.  I can't wait to try it!  The recipe is from All Recipes, and here is the link in case you want to view the picture and/or comments.

  • 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.


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