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Tortellini Pasta in Mushroom Spinach Cream Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Tortellini Pasta in Mushroom Spinach Cream sauce is a quick and easy pasta recipe that is ready in under 30 minutes!
Course: Main Dish
Author: My Zen Kitchen
  • 9 ounces cheese tortellini
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 8 ounces fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp salt, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, to taste
  1. Cook cheese tortellini to package instructions

  2. While pasta is cooking, heat 1 tbsp of butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and saute for 5-6 minutes, or until softened. Set aside.

  3. Add the remaining 2 tbsp of butter, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes and cook for about 1 minute. Add the flour and stir until it forms a paste. Cook 1-2 minutes, careful not to burn the flour. Turn the heat down to medium.

  4. Slowly pour in the milk and stir constantly so no lumps form. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens slightly, about 3-4 minutes. Add the cream cheese and continue stirring until smooth. 

  5. Add the grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and salt and pepper, stir until combined. 

  6. Add in the fresh spinach, cooked mushrooms and cooked tortellini and stir until the spinach has wilted. 

  7. Serve immediately. 

  8. Enjoy!