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Spinach Tomato Tortellini

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  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 40 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

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Spinach Tomato Tortellini will take you not more than 20 minutes to prepare! We understand how difficult it gets to prepare a healthy meal on a busy weekday. With your packed schedule, it’s not easy to spend a few hours in the kitchen.

Health Benefits

Spinach is good for your skin and hair health. It contains abundant vitamin A which moisturizes your skin and prevents hair loss.

It’s also rich in vitamin K which improves calcium absorption and thereby, enhances your bone health. It also improves your digestive health.

It protects you from respiratory issues and reduces the risk of developing asthma. You can also consume it to get rid of cold and flu.

Low potassium intake is the major cause of high blood pressure. Spinach relaxes blood vessels and maintains proper blood flow.

Calories                265.5

Protein                 10.6 g

Carbohydrates  31.8 g

Dietary Fiber      4.5 g

Potassium           339.2 mg

Fat                         11.5 g

Sodium                583 mg

Cholesterol         41.6 mg

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How to Make Spinach Tomato Tortellini

  1. Fill a large pot with water. Add a tablespoon or two of salt for added flavor.
  2. Add tortellini and cook for around 10 minutes until it turns tender.
  3. Drain excess water.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a saucepan over a stove.
  5. Add spinach, tomatoes, salt, black pepper, garlic, basil, thyme, and oregano in the saucepan. Stir and cook at medium heat until the mixture begins to boil.
  6. Reduce the heat.
  7. In a medium bowl, take flour, cream, and milk. Mix the ingredients well.
  8. Add this mixture to the saucepan and stir.
  9. Add grated Parmesan cheese and heat for 2 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  10. Add tortellini to the saucepan.
  11. Toss to coat it with the sauce.
  12. Simmer for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  13. Transfer spinach tomato tortellini to a serving dish. Sprinkle cheese, red chili flakes, and parsley at the top.
  14. Serve and enjoy!

Trivia

  • March 26th is celebrated as the National Spinach Day.
  • China is the largest producer of spinach in the world, whereas USA is second in the list.
  • After the launch of the famous cartoon “Popeye”, the consumption of spinach increased by 33% in the US.
  • Medieval artists used to extract green pigment from spinach to create art pieces.

Alma city in Arkansas holds an annual spinach festival every year.

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