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Easy Tortellini Toss June 3, 2010

3 Tbsp butter, melted

3 Tbsp all-purpose flour

1 garlic clove, pressed

1 cup 2% milk

2 1/2 oz Parmesan Cheese, grated (about 2/3 cup)

8 oz sliced deli ham (1/2 in thick)

1/2 tsp pepper

1 bag (16 oz) frozen cheese-filled tortellini

1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth

1 bag (6 oz) fresh baby spinach leaves

Combine butter and flour in a bowl. Whisk until smooth. Add pressed garlic and milk to butter mixture; whisk well. Microwave, covered on HIGH 3-4 min or until thickened, stirring every 60 sec. Add cheese; whisk until smooth. Dice ham and add it and the black pepper to bowl. Mix well; set aside.

Combine tortellini and broth in Deep Covered Baker. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 12-15 min or until tortellini are tender, stirring every 4-5 min. Add cheese sauce to baker; mix well. Microwave, covered on HIGH 2-3 min or until heated through. Stir in spinach; cover and let stand 2-3 min or until spinach is wilted.

The Pampered Chef


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