Roasted Red Pepper Tortellini Pasta
Roasted Red pepper tortellini pasta in a red cream sauce is a weeknight dinner for the whole family.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
- 10 ounces tortellini (the refrigerated kind)
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion , chopped
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 2 large red bell peppers , seeds and membranes removed, each in half
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 2-3 Tablespoons freshly chopped parsley (or 1 tablespoon dry)
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside.
Turn oven to HIGH broil. Place the red bell pepper halves, skin side up, on a foil lined baking sheet. Press the flat with your hand. Broil on the top rack of your oven for 10 minutes, or until the skins are mostly black. Remove from oven and transfer charred peppers to a paper or plastic bag. Close the opening and allow the peppers to steam in the bag for at least 10 minutes.
In the meantime, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Transfer the mixture to your blender or food processor. Remove the bell peppers from the bag and peel the outer blackened skins off the tops of the peppers--they should slide off easily. Chop the peppers and add them with the onions in your blender. Process everything until smooth.
Pour the mixture back into your skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken broth and season with salt, and pepper. Stir in the cream. Stir in spinach. Add the cooked tortellini noodles and toss to coat. Add most of the parmesan cheese (reserving a little for topping in each individual bowl). Sprinkle parsley on top.
Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 607mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3375IU | Vitamin C: 106.7mg | Calcium: 275mg | Iron: 2.4mg