Spinach tortellini mixed with a creamy lemon sauce and cherry tomatoes

Spinach Tortellini with Creamy Lemon Sauce

Spinach tortellini mixed with a creamy lemon sauce and cherry tomatoes

Spinach Tortellini with Creamy Lemon Sauce

Tender spinach-filled tortellini and veggies in a creamy sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dishes, Sides
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • One (9-ounce) package fresh spinach and cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup pasta water, reserved
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 bunch (or 1 pound) fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cut into chunks
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • One (14-ounce) can artichokes, drained
  • 2 cups baby spinach, large stems removed
  • Grated Parmesan, (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare tortellini according to package directions. Drain and reserve 1 cup pasta water.
  • Heat oil in a large pan on medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté until golden brown, about 1 minute. Add shallots and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Add asparagus and red pepper and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Add cream cheese to pan and cook until melted. Add reserved pasta water and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
  • Reduce heat to medium low. Add artichokes and tortellini. Cook until heated through. Just before serving, stir in baby spinach and lemon zest. Serve with grated Parmesan.

Notes

Recipe submitted for Savor the Flavor of Flint, a community-based partnership with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to promote delicious, healthy eating and highlight recipes from local chefs and home cooks in the city of Flint.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cupCalories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 10gFat: 10gSodium: 620mgFiber: 3g
Keyword 30 minutes or Less, Brunch, Lunch, Meatless, One Pot Meals, Potluck, Vegetarian, Weeknight Meals
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