Tortellini Primavera

(Edited on 1.05.10 to add a new photo)

This recipe has been a favorite of mine for a loooong time. It is smells so great when you are cooking the sauce, and it tastes amazing! I also love it because it is a very colorful dish (maybe not so evident from the pic, but it really is in person). My dad actually used to make this when I still lived at home and then I learned to make it when I moved out because I missed it a lot! Tonight I changed it up a little and used reduced-fat cream cheese to make it a little healthier, but I think the full-fat version is better. This also makes great leftovers – I always look forward to them.

Tortellini Primavera
Ingredients:
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
½ cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp. margarine
10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
8 oz. cream cheese
1 tomato, chopped
¼ cup milk
¼ cup parmesan cheese
1 t. Italian seasoning
salt and pepper, to taste
family size cheese-filled tortellini, cooked and drained

Directions:
Heat margarine in a skillet. Add mushrooms, onion and garlic and sautee. Add all remaining ingredients except tortellini. Heat until all have melted together and are well blended. Cook until the mixture just begins to boil, stirring occasionally. Stir in tortellini.

Source: Great American Favorite Brand Name Cookbook

11 Responses

  1. Mmmm, looks delicious! You can’t go wrong with tortellini and cheese 🙂

  2. This looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing Annie.

  3. Mmmm I can’t wait to try this!

  4. This looks yummy!

  5. The tortellini sounds amazing Annie. The combination of flavours would be perfect for tonights dinner.

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  7. Hi Annie! This looks amazing but was wondering what was good to make with this. Should this just be eaten by itself or as a side?

    • Hi Meg,
      Wow, I didn’t think anyone ever looked at this post anymore. I’m so embarrassed by my old photo, I just updated the post with a newer, marginally better one 🙂 Anyway, this is a favorite meal in our home. We just love it! It’s definitely a main dish. We usually just have a salad with it (Caesar most of the time) and occasionally bread as well. Enjoy! It is wonderful

  8. I’m searching for new tortellini recipes to try. This looks wonderful and so easy! I’ll be giving it a try for sure.

  9. How much is “family sized”?

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