This Tortellini Gorgonzola recipe was inspired by a local restaurant called The Neighbors Italian Bistro. I order it almost every time I go there, so I wanted to figure out how to make it at home. This semi-homemade version is quick and easy – ready in 30 minutes. Plus, now that I feel I’ve got a good version of my own I may branch out and try something different the next time I’m there.
- 2 chicken breasts (1/2 per serving)
- 1 bag cheese tortellini noodles
- 1½ C. fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
- ½ jar Alfredo sauce
- 1 C. half and half (to thin the sauce)
- ½ container Gorzonzola cheese crumbles
- ½ C. chopped walnuts
- 1 red pepper, sliced (optional)
- ¼ C. diced Roma tomatoes (optional)
- Prepare tortellini noodles per bag instructions. Meanwhile, saute the spinach and red peppers in 1 Tbsp. of butter. Add the Alfredo sauce. Next, add the walnuts, gorgonzola crumbles, and diced tomatoes. I grilled my chicken breast on my George Foreman grill. I didn’t add the red peppers and tomatoes this time because I didn’t have them, but the original restaurant version includes them. Add the cooked tortellini noodles to the sauce. Slice ½ chicken breast and add to the top of the noodles and serve. Serves 4.
- Note: I really “eyeballed” the quantities on this recipe. You may want to adjust according to your taste – but it’s really yummy, quick, and easy too!
Frugal Tip: Flash frozen chicken breasts that come in a bag are pretty cheap, but they often get dried out and don’t taste as flavorful as fresh chicken breasts. One thing I’ve discovered is that if you par-boil them in chicken stock before grilling, they taste better and are more juicy.