Creamy Parmesan Tortellini with chicken and a few handfuls of spinach was a hit with my whole family. When it comes to hearty meals, I’ve really been loving creamy pasta dishes lately.
Chicken Tetrazzini and Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese are both family favorites, so I figured this one would be too.
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Tortellini with Chicken
You can cook everything in one pan in under 30 minutes with no worries about your efforts going to waste: when this is on the table, everyone cleans their plates.
Hearty tortellini pasta with chunks of chicken in a creamy sauce was definitely a win. When I asked my kids how they liked the meal, I was met with silence… because everyone was too busy enjoying their dinner.
Using refrigerated cheese tortellini makes this dinner even easier. You just brown some chicken, whisk together a quick cream sauce with chicken broth and heavy cream and toss in the tortellini.
A little garlic in the mix and cornstarch to thicken makes the sauce flavorful, aromatic, and extra creamy.
For this Creamy Tortellini with Chicken, I added a generous amount of Parmesan to the sauce at the end of cooking. It melts into the sauce adding even more rich flavor.
Then, naturally, I topped off each serving with even more cheese. How could I not?
Tortellini with Spinach
A creamy cheesy pasta with tender pieces of chicken is all well and good, but I really like having a handful of green vegetables with my dinners.
I love the freshness that a few handfuls of baby spinach adds to this skillet of creamy tortellini. You add the spinach right at the end and stir everything together so the leaves get just the right amount of wilted without turning into mush. Even my child who is skeptical of spinach eats this without complaint.
Keeping refrigerated tortellini on hand is one of my favorite tips for quick homemade meals. From this Cheese Tortellini with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts to Sausage, Tortellini, and Spinach in a Creamy Tomato Sauce to Crispy Oven Fried Tortellini there are almost endless ways to prepare it.
Tortellini is versatile enough that you can reach for it often and no one will get sick of it. My kids request tortellini often and that’s one request I can happily fulfill! I’m never sad when Tortellini recipes are on the dinner menu.
I hope you love this easy Tortellini with Chicken just as much as we did!