Creamed Spinach and Tortellini w/ Bay Shrimp

Ingredients:

For the Tortellini

1 pound of your favorite stuffed tortellini, cooked & drained 
3 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of flour
1 1/2 cups of half & half
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of roasted garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
4 ounces of room temperature cream cheese
1/2 cup of smoked Gouda cheese (leave this out for a thinner sauce)
16 ounces of frozen spinach, thawed and extra water squeezed out
Pinch of red pepper flakes

  1. In a saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter. When the butter is melted, whisk in the flour and cook for about 90 seconds until the flour taste has cooked out.
  2. Then, add in the half and half and stir well to combine. It’s a good idea to make sure the heat is on high at this point and as soon as it starts to thicken, lower the heat back to medium.
  3. Add in all of the other ingredients except the tortellini and stir occasionally to combine well and to prevent from sticking.
  4. Once the sauce is thick, toss in the pasta

For the shrimp!

1 pound jumbo shrimp, cleaned
1 tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil

Toss the shrimp together with the olive oil, salt, and Old Bay.
Get a skillet hot and then sauté the shrimp on both sides until they’re cooked through.

(Recipe found on http://dariuscooks.com)

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. This is all of my favorite things in one dish. I wish I could have it for lunch right now!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tess Webb says:

      Please let me know your thoughts if you try it 😀

      Liked by 1 person

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