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Creamy Tomato Tortellini Skillet

The Best Blog Recipes: Creamy Tomato Tortellini Skillet

Feb 13, 2013

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Skillet

I didn't know that making homemade pasta sauce was so darn easy.

Why didn't I know this?  I have been stuck in a spaghetti sauce rut for my entire life and nobody even told me.  Darn grocery stores with their bottled sauces.

When I came across this recipe over at Semi Homemade Mom over the weekend I didn't know if my family would go for a homemade creamy tomato sauce with spinach in it.  We're a Pizzetti kind of family and I was pretty sure that if I told them what I was planning on making they would protest.  

So what did I do?  I printed the recipe and decided that we were going to try it no matter how much protesting happened.  It's was cracking me up how they kept asking me what I was making for dinner and I just kept telling them that it was Tortellini Surprise!  Score one for the sneaky mom... protest avoided :)

I'm glad I made the decision to make this recipe because we finished every last bit of it and it was really good.  Everyone decided that it was a keeper and we would definitely make this for dinner again sometime soon!

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Skillet Ingredients
16 oz package fresh cheese tortellini
15 oz can Italian stewed tomatoes (I used the sliced roma style with Oregano & Basil)
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 cloves minced garlic
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons flour
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup grated mozzarella cheese (optional... see Shauna's Tips below)

Prepare tortellini per package directions.

In a medium mixing bowl combine your milk, heavy cream and flour.  Whisk together and set aside.  

In a large skillet combine the diced tomatoes (with sauce), minced garlic, spinach, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning.  Heat over medium heat until mixtures just begins to boil.

Once mixture is begins to boil add the milk, cream & flour mixture and stir well.  Add your grated Parmesan cheese and cook until bubbling again.

Reduce heat and simmer for about 2-3 minutes allowing the sauce to thicken.

Add the cooked tortellini to the sauce mixture and stir to fully coat in all of your saucy goodness.

Shauna's Tips
I have 2 tips for this meal.  First... I chopped the tomatoes after I took them out of the can because they were on the larger size and I didn't think that would be good to have huge chunks of tomatoes.  

Second... We sprinkled a little bit of fresh grated mozzarella cheese on top and put our plates under the broiler until the cheese was all melty!  So good, so good!

Recipe adapted and tweaked from Semi Homemade Mom

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!  

 We've been busy sharing this recipe on many different blog link parties! For a complete list of where we like to party please visit the "Link Parties" tab at the top of the page :)


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At February 13, 2013 at 1:44 PM , Blogger Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads said...

This looks so good! Pinned to try! :)

At February 13, 2013 at 7:31 PM , Blogger Melanie B. said...

Ummm, this looks incredible! I must try soon! Thanks for your posts!

At February 16, 2013 at 4:35 PM , Blogger Miz Helen said...

Hi Shauna,
Your Creamy Tomato Tortellini Skillet is a skillet of awesome food, this looks delicious!
Hope you are having a great Valentine Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

At February 17, 2013 at 9:09 PM , Blogger Ruthie Armstrong said...

Oh my... yum!! This must be wonderful! xoxo~ Ruthie

At February 19, 2013 at 5:46 AM , Blogger Sue Boyer said...

This looks wonderful with a grilled cheese sandwich, perfect.
Thank you for sharing. I love soups.

We may have met by chance...but we become friends by choice.

At February 19, 2013 at 7:38 AM , Blogger Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} said...

Thanks for stopping by Sue and leaving a sweet comment!

At February 19, 2013 at 3:07 PM , Blogger Winnie said...

It looks soooooo GOOD
I think my other-half would just LOVE it !:)

At February 19, 2013 at 7:03 PM , Blogger Karly Campbell said...

Oh my gosh, that photo is gorgeous. It looks like you could just reach in and grab a bite!

Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

At February 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM , Blogger Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} said...

Thanks Winnie!

At February 20, 2013 at 12:30 PM , Blogger Sweet Bella Roos said...

Gorgeous photo! I know my fam would love this, might have to sneak a few ingredients in past ME haha. Pinning to try later- yum! Thanks for sharing at Pin It Thursday

At February 22, 2013 at 11:12 AM , Anonymous Jessica @ Weekly Ad Meals said...

Wow! Thanks so much for sharing. This looks great!

At February 25, 2013 at 7:33 PM , Blogger Shannon Barefoot said...

Pinning this too! This is making me hungry :)

At February 25, 2013 at 8:20 PM , Anonymous Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen said...

Great Post! Yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

At February 25, 2013 at 10:33 PM , Blogger Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} said...

Lol, thanks for the sweet comment Karly!

At February 25, 2013 at 10:33 PM , Blogger Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} said...

Thanks for pinning and leaving such a cute comment :)

At February 25, 2013 at 10:34 PM , Blogger Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} said...

Thanks Jessica!

At February 25, 2013 at 10:34 PM , Blogger Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} said...

Lol Shannon! It makes me hungry too :) Thanks for pinning!

At February 25, 2013 at 10:35 PM , Blogger Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} said...

You're welcome Chandra! Glad I could come over and link up this week :)

At April 3, 2013 at 9:16 AM , Blogger Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

That looks awesome! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.


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