Cheese Tortellini w/Spinach, Peas, and Brown Butter

Don't put more tortellini in than the recipe calls for, no matter how much you are tempted to do so--they swell up and soak up the liquid!

Cheese Tortellini w/Spinach, Peas, and Brown Butter
Cheese Tortellini w/Spinach, Peas, and Brown Butter

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    pound fresh or frozen cheese tortellini

  • 1

    cup frozen peas

  • 4

    T unsalted butter

  • 1

    small bunch flat leaf spinach, thick stems removed, about 6 cups

  • 1

    medium beefsteak tomato

  • 1

    t finely grated lemon zest, plus 1 T fresh lemon juice

  • Kosher salt and black pepper

Directions

Cook the tortellini according to package directions; add the peas during the last minute of cooking time. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and cook stirring frequently, until golden, 2-3 minutes. Add the spinach and tomatoes, and cook, tossing occasionally, until the spinach is wilted and tomato begins to soften, 4-5 minutes more. Add the tortellini, peas, lemon zest and juice, 1/2 t salt and 1/4 t pepper to the skillet and toss to combine.

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