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.