Thursday, September 17, 2009

Creamy Spinach & Tortellini

Thanks Melissa for this yummy recipe!

1 lb. fresh or frozen tortellini, uncooked
2 T. olive oil
½ c. onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pkg. spinach (fresh is best)
1 c. tomato, cubed
¼ c. fresh basil, chopped –OR-
1 ½ tsp. dried basil
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
1 c. whipping cream
¼ c. Parmesan cheese, grated
½ tsp. red pepper flakes (optional, if you like it spicy)
Chicken breast, cooked, cubed (optional)

Cook tortellini according to package direction; drain. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet. When hot add onion and garlic; cook until brown and tender, about 4 minutes. Add spinach, tomato, basil, salt and pepper and pepper flakes. Cook 5 minutes. Stir in whipping cream and Parmesan cheese. Cook until just boiling. Reduce heat to low, add tortellini and chicken breast. Cook additional 4-5 minutes. Served topped with more Parmesan cheese if desired.

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