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Spinach Cheese Tortellini

 
One serving costs about $1.41

$1.41 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 side dish
spoonacular Score:37%

Spoonacular Score: 37%

 

Spinach Cheese Tortellini might be just the side dish you are searching for. This recipe makes 8 servings with 301 calories, 9g of protein, and 19g of fat each. For $1.0 per serving, this recipe covers 12% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Foodista has 1 fans. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. Head to the store and pick up sugar, basil, garlic, and a few other things to make it today. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 39%. This score is rather bad. Try Three Cheese Spinach Tortellini, Spinach and Cheese Tortellini Primavera, and Cheese Tortellini with Sausage, Tomatoes and Spinach for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 Tbs
2 Tbs butter
butter
1 large can
1 large can canned tomato
canned tomato
1 pkg
1 pkg fresh dried cheese tortellini
fresh dried cheese tortellini
1 tsp
1 tsp cumin
cumin
1 tsp
1 tsp dried basil
dried basil
2 Tbs
2 Tbs flour
flour
0.22 cloves
0.22 cloves garlic
garlic
1 tsp
1 tsp garlic powder
garlic powder
0.75 cups
0.75 cups heavy cream
heavy cream
0.75 cups
0.75 cups milk
milk
2 Tbs
2 Tbs olive oil
olive oil
1 small
1 small diced onion
diced onion
1 tsp
1 tsp onion powder
onion powder
1 tsp
1 tsp oregano
oregano
0.25 cups
0.25 cups fresh parmesan cheese
fresh parmesan cheese
2 tsps
2 tsps raw sugar
raw sugar
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps red pepper flakes
red pepper flakes
some
some Salt & Pepper
Salt & Pepper
4 cups
4 cups fresh spinach
fresh spinach
1 tsp
1 tsp thyme
thyme
2 Tbs butter
2 Tbs
butter
1 large can canned tomato
1 large can
canned tomato
1 pkg fresh dried cheese tortellini
1 pkg
fresh dried cheese tortellini
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp
cumin
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp
dried basil
2 Tbs flour
2 Tbs
flour
0.22 cloves garlic
0.22 cloves
garlic
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp
garlic powder
0.75 cups heavy cream
0.75 cups
heavy cream
0.75 cups milk
0.75 cups
milk
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs
olive oil
1 small diced onion
1 small
diced onion
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp
onion powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp
oregano
0.25 cups fresh parmesan cheese
0.25 cups
fresh parmesan cheese
2 tsps raw sugar
2 tsps
raw sugar
0.25 tsps red pepper flakes
0.25 tsps
red pepper flakes
some Salt & Pepper
some
Salt & Pepper
4 cups fresh spinach
4 cups
fresh spinach
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp
thyme

Equipment

slotted spoon
slotted spoon
wooden spoon
wooden spoon
stove
stove
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
slotted spoon
slotted spoon
wooden spoon
wooden spoon
stove
stove
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Prepare tortellini per package instructions.
  2. In a large stainless steel pan, heat onions in olive oil and butter over medium heat until onions are soft and translucent (about 3-4 minutes). Add the garlic and allow to cook x 1 minutes. Add the tomatoes (juice and all), salt and pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, thyme, oregano, cumin and dried basil and raw sugar and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Add spinach leaves all at once and place lid on the pan so that spinach can wilt. Stir occasionally until leaves are wilted. If tomato mixture becomes to dry you can add water cup at a time as needed to wilt the spinach. Continue to allow the tomato mixture to simmer.
  3. Once the spinach is wilted, in a small bowl, mix flour, milk and cream together and whisk together with a fork or a whisk. Once well blended, add to the tomato/spinach mixture. Add the Parmesan Cheese.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, remove the tortellini from its cooking water and place into the tomato mixture. Gently mix with a wooden spoon being careful not to tear up the tortellini. Heat on stove top until all is heated through. Serve immediately. Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh basil

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.41
Ingredient
2 Tbs butter
1 large can canned tomato
1 package fresh dried cheese tortellini
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 Tbs flour
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¾ cups heavy cream
¾ Cs milk
2 Tbs olive oil
1 small diced onion
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon oregano
¼ cups fresh parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons raw sugar
¼ teaspoons red pepper flakes
4 cups fresh spinach
1 teaspoon thyme
Price
$0.24
$0.88
$6.06
$0.13
$0.06
$0.02
$0.13
$0.09
$0.97
$0.25
$0.33
$0.15
$0.11
$0.05
$0.53
$0.08
$0.03
$1.07
$0.04
$11.25

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

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Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

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Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
419 Calories
14g Protein
22g Total Fat
41g Carbs
6% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
419
21%

Fat
22g
35%

  Saturated Fat
10g
65%

Carbohydrates
41g
14%

  Sugar
7g
8%

Cholesterol
69mg
23%

Sodium
676mg
29%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
14g
30%

Vitamin K
80µg
77%

Vitamin A
2024IU
40%

Calcium
222mg
22%

Iron
3mg
19%

Fiber
4g
18%

Manganese
0.3mg
15%

Vitamin E
1mg
12%

Vitamin C
10mg
12%

Folate
44µg
11%

Potassium
320mg
9%

Phosphorus
89mg
9%

Vitamin B2
0.15mg
9%

Magnesium
31mg
8%

Vitamin B6
0.16mg
8%

Copper
0.14mg
7%

Vitamin B1
0.09mg
6%

Vitamin B3
0.94mg
5%

Selenium
3µg
4%

Zinc
0.53mg
4%

Vitamin D
0.52µg
3%

Vitamin B5
0.34mg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.19µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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