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Creamy Spinach and Tortellini

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Creamy Spinach and Tortellini
Take Italian Night to The Next Level with Pillsbury's Garlic Bread Pull-Apart Kit
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 4
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For Florentine flair, pair cheese tortellini with spinach, tomato and basil in a creamy sauce.
Updated Sep 23, 2008
Bake-Off® Contest 34, 1990
Bake-Off® Contest 34, 1990
Jeanine Alfano
Montauk, New York

Ingredients

  • 2 (9-oz.) pkg. refrigerated or 1 (19-oz.) pkg. frozen cheese-filled tortellini
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (9-oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed, undrained*
  • 1 cup cubed seeded tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

Steps

  • 1
    Cook tortellini to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion and garlic; cook about 4 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add spinach, tomato, basil, salt and pepper; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in whipping cream and cheese. Cook until mixture just comes to a boil.
  • 3
    Reduce heat to low; stir in cooked tortellini. Cook an additional 4 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. If desired, serve with additional Parmesan cheese.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    * To quickly thaw spinach, cut small slit in center of pouch; microwave on HIGH for 2 to 3 minutes or until thawed.

Nutrition Information

730 Calories, 40g Total Fat, 23g Protein, 70g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
730
Calories from Fat
360
Total Fat
40g
62%
Saturated Fat
20g
100%
Cholesterol
155mg
52%
Sodium
970mg
40%
Total Carbohydrate
70g
23%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
7g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
4 1/2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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