I made this recipe Wednesday night. It came from Rachael Ray's 30 minute meals cookbook. Took a little longer than 30 minutes, but not much.
Spinach-Artichoke Cheesy Tortellini
1 10-ounce box frozen spinach
2 T extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 small onion
2 T all-purpose flour
1 C chicken stock
1 C heavy cream
1/8 t freshly grated nutmeg
1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped
A couple of handfuls grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino Romano cheese
1 lb cheese tortellini or flavored tortellini
Bring a large pot of water to a boil to cook the pasta. Microwave the spinach on high for 6 minutes to defrost.
Heat a deep skillet over medium heat with the olive oil and butter. When the butter melts and is hot, add the garlic. Using a box grater, grate the onion directly into the skillet. (I didn't like doing this. Next time, I will mince the onion.) Saute the onions and garlic for 5 minutes. Sprinkle the flour into the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the stock, then the cream, and bring the sauce to a bubble. Season the sauce with nutmeg and reduce the heat to low.
Place the defrosted spinach in a clean kitchen towel and wring it dry. Separate it as you add it to the sauce. Stir in the chopped artichokes and a couple handfuls of cheese, then season the spinach-artichoke sauce with salt and pepper.
Salt the boiling water and cook the tortellini according to package directions, about 3 to 5 minutes. Drain it well and toss with the spinach-artichoke sauce. Serve immediately.
Hope you enjoy!