|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)|
|1||(8 oz) slice deli ham (1/2 in. thick)|
|1/2||tsp coarsely ground black pepper|
|1||bag (16 oz) frozen cheese-filled tortellini|
|1||can (14.5 oz) chicken broth|
|6||cups loosely packed fresh baby spinach leaves|
Yield: 6 servings
Nutrients per serving: (about 1 cup): Calories 330, Total Fat 14 g, Saturated Fat 8 g, Cholesterol 55 mg, Carbohydrate 33 g, Protein 21 g, Sodium 1280 mg, Fiber 4 g
Cook's Tips: If desired, 1 1/2 cups frozen vegetables such as peas can be substituted for the spinach. Add to baker with cheese sauce; proceed as recipe directs.
To cook on the stovetop, melt butter over medium heat in (2-qt.) Saucepan. Stir in flour. Add milk and garlic. Bring to a simmer; simmer 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add cheese, ham and black pepper. Combine broth and tortellini in (12-in. Skillet). Cover; bring to a simmer over high heat and simmer 3 minutes. Add ham mixture; mix well. Stir in spinach; cover and let stand 2-3 minutes or until spinach is wilted.