Monday, July 15, 2013

What's For Dinner: Tortellini

I made a delicious meal this evening that was so easy to throw together. I saw the recipe on Facebook and don't remember the source. It was originally a crockpot recipe, but I don't really plan ahead sometimes... so I made it into a "ready right now" recipe. Here's what you need:

-1 bag of frozen cheese tortellini (or 2 packages of dry tortellini)
-1 block of cream cheese
-2 cans of Italian style diced tomatoes (I had a hard time finding a can that said "Italian style", so I chose the one with basil, garlic, and oregano... sounded pretty Italian to me!)

-1/2 block of chopped frozen spinach 
-1/4 cup chicken broth
-garlic salt
-onion powder
-2 tbsp sugar

1. Boil your tortellini according to its package. 
2. While it is boiling, mix all other ingredients in a medium saucepan. Don't drain the diced tomatoes, just dump them in- juice and all! Break the block of cream cheese into small pieces so it will melt faster. Turn on medium-high heat and keep stirring. Heat until the cream cheese is melted and mixed thoroughly. 
3. Drain the tortellini noodles when they are finished. 
4. Add the sauce to the pasta and serve. 
5. Top with Parmesan cheese!


Cook time: 15-20 minutes 


blondiemom said...

I love this quick. & easy peasy recipe! I have 2 kiddos that are very picky eaters & this is a great way to get those unloved veggies in their mouths :) making this tonite. Thanks a bunch.


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