Tortellini with Spinach and Brown Butter

Cheese Tortellini With Spinach, Peas, and Brown Butter
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Cook the tortellini according to the package directions, adding the peas during the last minute of cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the spinach and tomato and cook, tossing occasionally, until the spinach is wilted and the tomato begins to soften, 4 to 5 minutes more.
  4. Add the tortellini, peas, lemon zest and juice, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to the skillet and toss to combine.
By September, 2012

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 491
  • Fat 19g
  • Sat Fat 11g
  • Cholesterol 73mg
  • Sodium 833mg
  • Protein 20g
  • Carbohydrate 62g
  • Sugar 8g
  • Fiber 6g
  • Iron 4mg
  • Calcium 222mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Stick of butter
Besides adding a rich, toasty note to pasta, brown butter makes a tasty sauce for fish and steamed vegetables. Watch the butter as it cooks: It will begin to brown and smell nutty once the foam has subsided. (If it smells burned, you’ve gone too far.)

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