Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tonight's dinner=Not a winner

I think this is the first new recipe I've made in this adventure that we all did not really care for. Not just me. :) However, maybe you are brave enough to try it and give it your own twist. You might even like it just as it is. I mean, someone had to like it. They put it in a cookbook! :) Good thing I had made snickerdoodles yesterday so we could atleast end the meal on a good note! Yum! Have I mentioned how wonderfully good those little cookies are?! Watch out if you make them though, because they are very addicting. If you eat one, you eat six! Speaking of....I'm going to have another one, or two. :)

Pasta & Peas Au Gratin

9 oz refrigerated cheese filled tortellini
1 cup frozen peas
2 Tbsp flour
1/8 tsp pepper
1 cup halfandhalf or milk
1 14oz can diced tomatoes with garlic and spices
2 Tbsp shredded parmesan

In a large saucepan cook tortellini or ravioli according to package directions, except add peas for the last 1 minute of cooking. Drain and return pasta mixture to the hot saucepan. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan stir together flour and pepper. Gradually stir in halfandhalf or milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. cook and stir for 1 minute more. Gradually stir in the undrained tomatoes. Pour over pasta. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with parmesan.

If you do end up making this one, let me know how it turns out for you.


Gampa and Gamma said...

The other day I was trying to find something quick to make and I found a recipe that sounds very similar to yours. I didn't have half the ingredients so I kind of made it up as I went. Here is what the recipe had.

Simple & Creamy Tortellini Alfredo
1 can chicken broth
1 cup water
2 pkg (9 oz) refrigerated cheese tortellini
4 oz cream cheese, cubed
1 cup frozen peas
3/4 cup finely shredded italian five cheese blend
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Pour broth and water into large pan and bring to boil. Add tortellini. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover Simmer 8 or 9 min. or until tortellini is tender. Do not drain.
Add cream cheese and peas, stir. Heat 2 or 3 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted, stirring occasionally. Stir in shredded cheese and bacon.

Donna said...

I think it looks kind of good - I may have to try it. Although reading Joy's comment, I'm not sure which one I want to try! : )

btw- fixing Bruschetta chicken for company tomorrow!! (That's a 10 at our house!)

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