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Spinach & Cheese Tortellini

Throw dinner together tonight with this quick and easy tortellini dish. Once a week I make something without meat in it. This dish has lots of fresh and filling vegetables wrapped in a creamy sauce with rich cheesy tortellini. It would be easy to throw some chicken into if you really can’t give up your carnivorous dinner – but I find it refreshing once in a while to leave the meat out.

Did I mention how easy this is? 20 minutes and dinner is on the table! Enjoy!

Spinach & Cheese Tortellini
Adapted from Allrecipes.com

  • 1 (19 ounce) package cheese tortellini (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes, drained (or 1 large fresh tomato)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions, leaving them just slightly underdone. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onions & mushrooms in butter until tender. Add the tomato & garlic; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Stir in cream cheese, milk, parmesan, salt, Italian seasoning and pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. Drain tortellini; add to skillet. Add spinach last, tossing until wilted and combined. Cook 2-3 minutes or until bubbly.
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Comments

  1. Celeste says:

    This looks great! I’m not much of a cook but this seems easy and yummy. I’m a life-long vegetarian (I can hear you gasping right now!) and would really appreciate it if you would post more of your weekly meat-free dishes.

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