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Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini

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Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
serves
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
serves
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cook tortellini according to package instructions, and drain.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  4. Add the flour and stir constantly for about one minute.
  5. Slowly whisk in the milk and heavy cream until smooth. Continue to stir until the sauce begins to simmer.
  6. Add the tomatoes, spinach, and basil, and season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until the sauce has thickened and the spinach has wilted.
  7. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir until melted.
  8. Remove the sauce from the heat, and toss the cooked and drained tortellini into the sauce.
  9. Mix until evenly coated. Thin with reserved pasta sauce, if desired.
  10. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and chili flakes.
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