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Spinach & Cheese Tortellini

Spinach & Cheese Tortellini

A quick and hearty weeknight meal with cheese tortellini, bacon and spinach in a simple pan sauce
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 20oz pkg Cheese Tortellini refrigerated pasta
  • 8 slices Bacon cut into ½ pieces
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 cup Fresh Spinach rough cut
  • 6 oz Shaved Parmesan

Instructions
 

  • Start water boiling for tortellini.
  • In a large saute pan over medium high heat, add bacon. Cook until crispy and remove to a paper towel covered plate. Reserve 3 tbsp of bacon grease.
  • Add tortellini to boiling water and cook as directed on package. Drain in colander and rinse with cool water before returning to pot (away from heat).
  • Reduce heat on saute pan to medium. Add garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Then whisk in flour and cook for 3 minutes. Next add basil and Italian seasoning and whisk together. Whisk in chicken broth and let cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add fresh spinach, bacon, half of shaved parmesan and pan sauce to pot with tortellini. Gently stir to combine. Serve with sprinkle of remaining parmesan.
Keyword bacon, pan gravy, Parmesan, spinach, tortellini
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