Creamed Spinach Tortellini



�-1 pound of stuffed tortellini, cooked & drained (use your fave)

�-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 parmesan cheese

�-4 ounces of room temperature cream cheese

�-1/2 cup of smoked gouda cheese

�-16 ounces of frozen spinach, thawed and drained

�-a 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 and serve.

Ingredients for shrimp :

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

1. Toss the shrimp together with the olive oil, salt, and Old Bay.

2. Get a skillet hot and then sauté the shrimp on both sides until they’re cooked through. Serve immediately.


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