Foodie: Spinach Artichoke Baked Tortellini

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Spinach Artichoke Baked Tortelli

INGREDIENTS

2 (9-oz.) packages cheese tortellini

3 tbsp. butter

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

3 c. milk

1 1/4 c. shredded mozzarella, divided

1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 (10-oz.) package frozen spinach, defrosted and squeezed of excess water

1 (15-oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Pinch crushed red pepper flakes

 DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large pot of boiling salted water cook pasta until almost al dente, about half the time called for on box. Drain. 
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add flour and stir until golden and fragrant, about 1 minute more. Slowly add milk and whisk until no lumps remain. 
  3. Add ½ cup mozzarella, Parmesan, and lemon juice and simmer for 5 minutes. Add spinach and artichokes, stirring until well coated. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. 
  4. Add cooked tortellini and toss to combine. Pour pasta into a large baking dish and top with remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella. 
  5. Bake until cheese is melty and sauce is bubbly, 20 minutes.  

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