Easy Tortellini Toss
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp flour
1 garlic clove pressed
1 C 2% milk
5 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated
1 8oz slice deli ham 1/2 inch thick chopped into smallish cubes
1/2 tsp pepper
1 bag (16 oz) frozen cheese filled tortellini
1 Can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
1 bag (6 oz) baby spinach leaves
In a small sauce pan you melt the butter and then add the flour.
Once mixed slowly add the milk while whisking. (I have used 1% and 2% milk)
Add garlic, pepper and shredded cheese.
In bigger pot bring chicken broth to a boil.
Add spinach, ham and frozen tortellini.
Cook for 3-5 minutes and then add the cheese mixture.
Cook over medium heat until thickened.
Pour into a cake pan and cook another 5-10 minutes at 350.
I have altered the original recipe slightly. I have tried with both 1% and 2 % milk and it tasted great. Originally you would put half the cheese in the mix and then sprinkle the other half over top before cooking in the oven. I also struggle to get it to thicken on the stove without cooking it for what seems like forever so I cook for about 10 minutes on the stove and then about another 10 minutes in the stove and then it is a little thicker for me. It might cook differently at different altitudes. If you try it and find new ways please share. We really like this recipe. The leftovers taste good too.