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Easy Creamy Chicken Pesto Tortellini - Delicious, super easy dinner with creamy, cheesy tortellini, basil pesto, chicken and spinach.
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Easy Creamy Chicken Pesto Tortellini

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WW Freestyle: 15
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Delicious, super easy dinner with creamy, cheesy tortellini, basil pesto, chicken and spinach.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 Serves
Calories: 540

Ingredients

  • 1 package 9 ounces Buitoni Three Cheese Tortellini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup Buitoni Pesto with Basil
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese cut up in a few chunks
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 12 ounces cooked chicken breasts diced
  • 1 bag 10 ounces baby spinach
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella optional
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil ribbons for garnish

Instructions 

  • Cook tortellini according to the directions on the package.
  • In the meantime, heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet.
  • Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Stir in pesto.
  • Add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  • Whisk in the cut up cream cheese; add parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning, and continue to whisk until you get a creamy sauce.
  • Stir in the chicken and spinach; cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until chicken is heated through and spinach is wilted.
  • Drain the tortellini and add to the skillet; slowly stir to coat.
  • Garnish with fresh basil ribbons and serve.
  • *IF adding the mozzarella cheese; layer the slices over the top of the tortellini mixture and broil in the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, or until cheese on top is melted.
  • Garnish with basil ribbons and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Creamy Chicken Pesto Tortellini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 540 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 650mg27%
Potassium 704mg20%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 7260IU145%
Vitamin C 20.6mg25%
Calcium 288mg29%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: easy chicken recipe, pesto pasta recipe