Sunday, June 1, 2008

Ann’s Tortellini with Tomato Cream Sauce

1 c dry cheese filled tortellini
2 c tomatoes, peeled & chopped
1/3 c chopped onions
1 clove minced garlic
1 1/2 T olive oil
2 T fresh chopped basil, or 2 t dried
2 T butter
2 T flour
1 C milk
1/8 - 1/4 c parmesan cheese

Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain, rinse and keep warm in serving dish.

Meanwhile, on medium heat saute onions & garlic in olive oil. Add tomatoes, and basil. Mush up tomatoes in this pan, and cook on medium heat to soften, for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt 2 T butter in a microwave safe dish, in the microwave. Stir in the flour and mix very well. Add the milk. Microwave on high 3-4 minutes till sauce thickens, stopping to stir frequenly (ever minute or so).

When tomato mixture is done, use a slotted spoon to scoop solids out into white sauce. Mix well. Add parmesan cheese and mix even better. Add to tortellini & toss well.

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