Saturday, June 22, 2013
$5 tortellini primavera
$5 Tortellini Primavera
Originally found and adapted from Eating Well.
1 can chicken or vegetable broth
2 Tablespoons flour
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoon fresh (or 1/2 teaspoon dried) parsley
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 16 oz package frozen vegetables (your choice)
1 16 oz package frozen cheese tortellini
Put a large stock pot of water on to boil. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add in garlic and saute until fragrant. While garlic is cooking, whisk together flour and broth in a small bowl until flour is completely dissolved. Add this slurry to the garlic and oil and allow to come to a low simmer. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is able to coat the back of a spoon. Mix in salt, pepper and paprika. Cook for an additional 2 minutes and mix in cheese and herbs. Immediately remove from heat and stir until cheese is melted. Keep warm. When the water is at a rolling boil, add in mixed vegetables. Cook for 2-3 minutes and add in tortellini. Cook tortellini and vegetables together for 5-7 minutes, or according to package directions. Drain thoroughly and add back into pan. Pour warm sauce directly over tortellini and vegetables and stir to combine. Serve immediately with extra parmesan cheese. Enjoy!