Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Smash Hit

Sometimes you just want to high five yourself in the kitchen, right?  You know the moment.  You just created something fabulous.  Your family raves about it.  You eat the leftovers the next morning for breakfast.  You need a high five!  Well, this dish is my high-five dish.  Spicy Tortellini.  It has spinach, cheese and sausage tortellini, Rotel, and pepper jack cheese. It's so darn tasty!  Oh, and I haven't told you the best part yet.  It's a one-skillet meal!  And we did eat the leftovers for breakfast.  Don't judge me. I just couldn't help myself!

This one's a keeper!

1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 can Rotel (I used Hot)
1/2 C heavy cream
2 C chicken stock
One 5-ounce bag fresh spinach
1 1/2 to 2 C shredded pepper jack cheese
2 T butter
2-3 T chopped jalapenos
1 lb fresh tortellini (half cheese, half sausage)
3 green onions, sliced

Drizzle some olive oil into a large skillet and preheat it to medium high heat.  Melt in the butter and cook the onions and jalapenos until they are tender.  Add in the garlic, Rotel, cream, chicken stock, and spinach. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring, until the spinach is wilted down.  Add in the tortellini and cook for about five minutes or until the tortellini is done. Gently stir in the green onions and pepper jack cheese until melted.

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