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Creamy Blue Cheese Tortellini

Creamy Blue Cheese Tortellini

Creamy Blue Cheese Tortellini

  • Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings

A rich and creamy cheese sauce transforms a bag of frozen tortellini into company fare!

Ingredients

  • 1 c. frozen baby peas
  • ¼ c. crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 c. whipping cream
  • ½ tsp. Ground White Pepper
  • 1 tsp. parsley
  • 1 bag (19-ounces) frozen cheese tortellini, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 pkg. (3-ounces) cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp. minced red bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp. butter OR margarine
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ c. minced green onion
  • ½ c. coarsely chopped and toasted walnuts, optional
  • ½ tsp. Italian Seasoning

Directions

  1. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion and red pepper until tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in peas and cream cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Add cream, blue cheese, Italian herb seasoning, parsley, garlic powder, white pepper and salt; stir just until cheese is melted and mixture is thoroughly heated (do not allow mixture to boil).
  2. Toss with cooked tortellini. Place in serving bowl. Sprinkle with walnuts, if desired. Serve immediately.

Tips

To make a lower calorie version of this very rich sauce, use low fat cream cheese and substitute skim evaporated milk in place of the whipping cream.