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Creamy Blue Cheese Tortellini

Creamy Blue Cheese Tortellini

Creamy Blue Cheese Tortellini

  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 4 to 6 servings

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Sauté onion and red pepper until tender, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in peas and cream cheese, stirring until cheese is melted.
  4. 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).
  5. Toss with cooked tortellini.
  6. Place in serving bowl.
  7. Sprinkle with walnuts, if desired.
  8. 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.