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Let's Make Creamy Chicken Tortellini with Spinach
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This easy 25-minute dinner packed with chicken, tortellini, fresh spinach, and garlic in a creamy tomato sauce is comfort food at its best.
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thin
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 16 oz. 99% lean ground chicken (or turkey)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 10 oz spinach tortellini (I used Trader Joe's)
  • 14 oz canned fire roasted diced tomatoes (not drained)
  • 4 tbsp reduced fat cream cheese
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • Salt and pepper
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Step 1Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the bell peppers and onions. Cook for 5-7 minutes until softened and the onions begin to become translucent. Meanwhile, cook the tortellini according to package directions.
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Step 2Add the ground chicken and cook for 6-8 minutes until browned and cooked through.
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Step 3Add the garlic, Italian seasoning, black pepper, and salt. Cook for about 1 minute until garlic is fragrant.
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Step 4Turn the heat down to medium. Add the diced tomatoes with their juice and the cream cheese. Stir until the cream cheese melts into a thick and creamy sauce.
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Step 5Add the cooked tortellini and fresh spinach.
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Step 6Stir together until the spinach wilts. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Add fresh basil and/or Parmesan cheese if desired.
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