Tortellini is a signature dish from the Italian region of Bologna, where they claim to have created this stuffed pasta packed with flavor. Ravioli, tortellini, and tortellacci are all part of the same family of stuffed pasta. The most common fillings for tortellini are ham, white meat, and Parmesan cheese.
There are many ways to prepare a tortellini dish. You may want to top it with a cheese sauce, cream sauce, pesto or tomato sauce, or follow one of the thousands of cooking blogs available for a great tortellini recipe. For this cold winter day try a healthy spinach tortellini soup.
6 cups of low sodium chicken stock
1 to 2 teaspoons minced garlic one 9-ounce package cheese tortellini
1 package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed or fresh spinach
Salt and pepper
1 can Italian style stewed tomatoes
In a large pot, bring stock to simmer. Stir in tortellini and simmer gently for 3 minutes. Stir in spinach, garlic, basil, salt, pepper and tomatoes. Return to a simmer and cook for 2 to 3 more minutes. Serve hot with Parmesan cheese.
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