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Rich & Creamy Tortellini Recipe

Rich & Creamy Tortellini Recipe

“This simple recipe mimics one of my favorite menu items at a local Italian restaurant. Now we can enjoy this delicious dish without going out.” —Molly Seidel, Edgewood, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini or ravioli
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) marinara sauce
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook tortellini according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, cook garlic in butter for 1 minute. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 3. Add marinara sauce, cream cheese, onions, salt and pepper; cook and stir until cream cheese is melted and sauce is heated through. Drain tortellini; serve with sauce. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup tortellini with 1/2 cup sauce equals 434 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 637 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 15 g protein.