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creamy tortellini florentine

Recipe by
Angela (Grammy) Derby
Charlotte, NC

This side dish was so easy to make, and reminded me of an Italian restaurant-style tortellini dish. Not only is it easy, it's quick, too, only 20 minutes from start to finish! This is also one of those dishes you can "play" with, by adding peppers, garlic, crushed red pepper, oregano, basil, garlic...and on and on! Add the spices and herbs your families love! You'll want to serve this with a beautiful salad, fresh bread, your choice of meat and there you'll have a wonderful dinner. We did!

method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamy tortellini florentine

  • 1 (20oz) pkg
    of refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 c
    half & half
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/3` c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 (6oz) pkg
    baby spinach leaves
  • 1 (14oz) can
    diced tomatoes, lightly drained

How To Make creamy tortellini florentine

  • 1
    Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain when cooked.
  • 2
    While that's cooking, pour milk into a large skillet and add cubed cream cheese. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until cream cheese is melted and mixture has no lumps.
  • 3
    Stir in parmesan cheese and pepper. Add spinach; mix well letting spinach wilt a bit. This only takes a minute or two.
  • 4
    Add drained pasta and mix lightly. Gently fold in diced tomatoes to heat through.
  • 5
    Pour into serving bowl and top with another sprinkling of parmesan, if desired.

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