Spinach & Bacon Tortellini

 

Cheese tortellini in a tomato cream sauce with spinach and bacon.

 
 

Tortellini is a quick and easy dinner option. This is a savory recipe with lots of tasty flavor.

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INGREDIENTS

1 package (16 oz) cheese tortellini

1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano

2 cups spinach

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

3/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

4 slices crispy bacon, chopped

DIRECTIONS

Heat water to boiling for tortellini. Add the tortellini, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until tender.

Start cooking the bacon until crispy and set aside.

While the tortellini is cooking, over medium heat, add olive oil and garlic to a pan and saute for 2-3 minutes, constantly stirring. When the garlic is lightly toasted and brown, add in the tomatoes, spinach, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook until the tomatoes are just starting to boil and the spinach has cooked down.

Combine and whisk together the flour with the milk and cream. Stir this into the tomato mixture and add the Parmesan cheese. Heat the mixture again on medium heat and then lower heat and simmer about 5 minutes.

Drain the tortellini and add to the tomato and cream mixture. Add the crumbled bacon, mix well and serve.

 

6,000-10,000 FEET

 

INGREDIENTS

 

1 package (16 oz) cheese tortellini

1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano

2 cups spinach

1 teaspoon chopped garlic

2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

3/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

4 slices crispy bacon, chopped

 
 

DIRECTIONS

 

Heat water to boiling for tortellini. Add the tortellini, and cook for about 11 minutes, or until tender.

Start cooking the bacon until crispy and set aside.

While the tortellini is cooking, over medium heat, add olive oil and garlic to a pan and saute for 2-3 minutes, constantly stirring. When the garlic is lightly toasted and brown, add in the tomatoes, spinach, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook until the tomatoes are just starting to boil and the spinach has cooked down.

Combine and whisk together the flour with the milk and cream. Stir this into the tomato mixture and add the Parmesan cheese. Heat the mixture again on medium heat and then lower heat and simmer about 5 minutes.

Drain the tortellini and add to the tomato and cream mixture. Add the crumbled bacon, mix well and serve.