Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Yield
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Molly Fitzsimons/Big Leo Productions

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook fresh spinach tortellini according to the package directions. Drain well.

Step 2

While the pasta cooks, melt unsalted butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often, 1 minute. Add the flour and stir constantly, 30 seconds. Gradually stir in milk, then add the peas and basil. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture simmers and thickens slightly, 3 minutes. Remove the pan from heat, and stir in Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.

Step 3

In a large shallow bowl, toss the cooked spinach tortellini and the sauce. Serve warm.

Step 4

Quick tip: For an easy, earthy spin on this recipe, substitute 1 cup sliced mushrooms for the onion.

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