Monday, February 2, 2009

One of My Favorites

I love this sauce! We have it over ravioli, tortellini, just plain noodles, etc. Very easy, very yummy.

1 (16 ounce) package cheese tortellini
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the tortellini, and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
While you get the tortellini going, combine the tomatoes, spinach, salt, pepper, basil and garlic in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until the mixture begins to bubble.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, milk and cream. Stir this mixture into the saucepan along with the Parmesan cheese. Heat through, then reduce heat to low, and simmer until thick, about 2 minutes. Drain the tortellini, but do not rinse, then pour them into the saucepan with the sauce. Stir to coat, and serve.


Angie said...

Yummity-yum, yum. You know I'm going to try this! BTW, I'm wanting to post about my lovely Cincinnati Chili experience, but have again misplaced my cord! Stay tuned!

Monica said...

I am so glad that you posted this recipe. Can't wait to try it. Thanks!

Annie said...

I am always needing something new. This one sounds great. Pasta and heavy cream- you can't go wrong.

Laney said...
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Laney said...

is this that same recipe that is egregiously caloric? It looks a little healthier and it sounds delicious. I think I may try it.

kiki comin said...

yummy...i think we will try it.

Cara said...

I'm going to for sure try it! Any recipe from you has got to be good. Speaking of which I need to get your black bean soup recipe--so good! And it seemed so healthy!