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Here is an amazing recipe for all the pasta lovers! This cheesy pasta would be amazing as a side dish or as a main course!

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:

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.

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.

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.

Add cooked tortellini and toss to combine. Pour pasta into a large baking dish and top with remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella.

Bake until cheese is melty and sauce is bubbly, 20 minutes.

Thank you to Delish for this recipe.