Tortellini with Tomato-Cream Sauce Recipe
- 1 package (16 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Additional grated Parmesan cheese, optional
- 1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the tomatoes, spinach, basil, salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until liquid is absorbed, about 3 minutes.
- 2. Stir in cream and cheese. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until thickened.
- 3. Drain tortellini; toss with sauce. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
1 cup: 459 calories, 33g fat (18g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 835mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 13g protein.
Reviews for Tortellini with Tomato-Cream Sauce
"Love this recipe. First time made ads written. Second time substituted ravioli. Still awesome. Third time I saut?ed shrimp and served over bow ties. Every time was as big winner."
"Delicious! I doubled the recipe and made a few changes to use up what I had on hand. I used frozen cheese ravioli instead of tortellini and used about two-thirds cream and one-third milk in an effort to save calories and fat (and also because I didn't have quite enough cream on hand). It came out wonderfully and I will definitely be making this recipe again."
"This has become a regular family dinner. Love it!"
"Well my husband says this is definately a keeper! He's not a spinach guy so I left that out. Instead I sauteed some onions and mushrooms cut up a chicken breast & browned it with them. I used my Roma tomatoes from the garden. Also added some gouda cheese that I had left over from another recipe. Whenever I get a recipe that calls for heavy cream I always use fat free half & half - works just as well. It became a 1 dish meal."
"I always use fresh ingredients when possible. this looked very good, but it was excellent when I made it with fresh spinach and basil. Did use canned tomatoes though."
"Amazing sauce! Followed recipe except i added red pepper flakes to give that little kick. My husband started licking his bowl till i told him there was more in the pan."
"We LOVED this sauce!!! It is the best I have ever made. I used 2 large cloves of garlic and 1 average size one. (It sounded like a lot, but was great.) I also used 1 teaspoon of italian seasonings instead of the basil. Skipped the spinach all together for us. I would use the cream or half n half, makes it creamier and smooth. I'm sure we'll be fighting over the small dish of leftovers for lunch. One word for this dish, "Amazing"."
"I've made this several times now, and it's always a big favorite with both children and adults. It's delicious with the cream, but you could also substitute whole milk if you are trying to minimize the calories a little."
"The sauce is especially good!"
"Great recipe! My little girl can't get enough."
"After reading the great reviews, I was expecting something better. Overall I found it was bland and underwhelming. Husband did not care for it all and asked that I not make it again."
"Great tortellini recipe! Tasted like something from an Italian restaurant."
"Very good. Good left over the next day too."
"Wonderful dish! I used fresh spinach rather than frozen. It is a great vegetarian dish but you could easily add chicken to satisfy the meat eaters in your family."
"Really good. Next time I would consider using frseh spinach instead of frozen. May even make 1/2 recipe as a side dish."
"This was fantastic! I was actually surprised how much I really liked it! I will definitely be making this again."
"Good meatless meal. Will definitely make again."
"This is really good! We ate it as a side dish with grilled pork chops and warm rolls. I skipped the onions, used fresh spinach and made a bit more sauce than recipe! Definitely a keeper for my family!"
"I followed the recipe exactly except I cooked the onions in butter rather than oil and I added two fully cooked and cubed chicken breasts! WONDERFUL!!!"
"Since I didn't have any whipping cream when I decided to make this , I used 1 cup low fat cottage cheese mixed with 1 cup of skim milk . Other than that I followed the recipe exactly. Delicious. I'm looking forward to using the sauce with other pasta."
"Oh My Goodness!! This was so delicious!! Even after being reheated. I will definitely make this again. Made it exactly as recipe called for. YUMMY!"
"Great! Will definitely make again."
"Fantastic! To make this a little more kid friendly I blended the onion, garlic, and tomatoes after sautéing them. The sauce still turned out well. The kids and we parents really enjoyed this yummy pasta dish."
"LOVED this! Tasted like something you'd get from Olive Garden. I did not use onion or fresh garlic. Instead I used garlic powder and I think this shortened the cooking time. Will definitely make again!"
"My entire family loved this...which is sometimes hard to say."
"My whole family enjoyed this dish! I used unsweetened almond milk instead of cream and added mushrooms instead of spinach (didn't have spinach on hand) and it was gone fast!"
"Excellent as written! Was gobbled down by party of 7 in no time! Did use fresh spinach instead of frozen...always have it on hand. the additions could be endless too(sundried tomatoes would be nice), but like I said excellent as written!"
"Absolutely a 5 star, keeper recipe. Husband commented it was better than any restaurant. Better yet it was from pantry stock (except tortellini, but any pasta would work). So fast and easy to prepare."
"My family loves meat so I added a pound of Italian sausage and cooked it with the onions and garlic. It took a bit longer, but got rave reviews from all."
"I already rated this below but I want to add that this morning I wanted to try it cold...OMG.. I THINK I MIGHT LIKE IT BETTER COLD.. It is sooooo good. WOW"
"It was really good but mine didn't look as creamy as the picture. Regardless it was one I would make again and again.. yummy!"
"This recipe was quick and easy to make but delicious! I would make it for company any day! Thank you for sharing!"
"I love this recipe. The sauce goes well with regular noodle pasta but it isn't as filling. Using dried minced onion works, too."
"Received thumbs up review from whole family...fun and easy to change up by adding Italian sausage or chicken or by replacing chopped broccoli for the spinach"
"Everyone loved this recipe! I made it exactly as written, and I wouldn't change a thing. I will definitely be making this again!"
"I have made this recipe several times. The first time I made it exactly as written and would give it 5 stars. Tasted great as leftovers the next day. The second time I made it I used a can of Rotel tomatoes in place of diced and the flavor was quite good although it was a little drier because the can of Rotel is a bit smaller than diced. I felt quite confident that the leftovers would be good enought that I served them to a guest that arrived unannounced...he loved it! I have just finished eating the third try and again used what I had on hand. I used the written recipe and added 2 tsp of jarred diced jalepeno and about a 1/4 cup each of diced red and green peppers. The peppers just added another layer of flavor. I always complain to my husband when people rate a recipe, either high or low, but say how they changed the recipe. It seems unfair to rate a recipe if you didn't follow it as written. That said, I have rated this recipe 5 stars as written and 5 stars for the ability to add to it as desired...try it, I think you will be impressed!"
"Very tasty and easy to make."
"Its a keeper! This was excellent! Easy and delicious! Even my picky eater liked it! Will make again, and prbably for a dish at a potluck! Made it for a main dish, although I only used 8oz tortellini and it was plenty, made 4 servings."
"Yummy! My whole family liked it. I doubled the sauce ingredients (except the spinach & tomatoes) so we would have left-overs for lunch the next day. Even though I doubled the sauce ingredients, my family thought it had too much spinach. I will make again, but use 1/2 the package of spinach."
"It was a good recipe aside from one thing. The can of tomatoes should be drained. The undrained can made the sauce much too runny. I think the recipe could use a touch more spice, otherwise it was simple and tasty."
"Enjoyed the recipe. I thought the tortellini made to recipe too rich. I would enjoy it better with maybe small pasta shells. The next time I make it, I would add extra 1/2 can diced tomatoes and extra cream and a couple extra garlic cloves. My family enjoyed it as well."
"My family really enjoyed this dish! Great flavor!"
"This was really tasty. Maybe next time to add a little kick, I might use Rotel tomatoes instead. Family liked this a lot."
"This was the best & easiest dish I have made in a LONG time! My husband said it was to die for. Of course, it is not a light meal by any means, but it is pure deliciousness. My son has recently cut mean out of his diet, so I have been looking for meatless dishes. This was a GREAT find. Thanks!!!"
"Big hit with the family! I added mushrooms to it though."
"once a week baby!!!! love this stuff."
"This was a HUGE hit with my husband and even my picky toddler! I added chicken and then topped it with a sprinkle of bacon bits. So yummy. 5 stars all the way!!!"
"I can't wait to make this again! I made it on Valentine's Day, and my husband & I were both impressed. I decided to add chicken to make it into a main dish. It is fantastic! I'll be making this the next time I have company."
"Love this recipe!!! My husband does not eat meat at all on Fridays, this gives us something else besides eating fish! Thanks!"
"This is awesome. I'm sure it would perfect the way it is but I added chicken,fresh red peppers and fresh mushrooms. Absolutly delicious!! I served it over fettuccini noodles. Bravo!"
"This was excellent! Finally impressed my husband! Will make again :)"
"This was simple and so good. The sauce would be delicious on any pasta. Makes great leftovers, too!"
"This is by far one of the easiest, best tasting, pasta dishes I have ever tried. I made the recipe exact and it was awesome. Everyone thought I had ordered out for Italian. Next time I will make extra."
"I had trouble finding tortellini, so I used rotini noodles and it turned out great."
"This was the best. Sooo good."
"Perfect! Even my 7 year old loved it. I used fire-roasted tomatoes and it was very flavorful!"
"Absolutely delicious! Everyone loved it! And it was so EASY to make! It does looks and taste like something pricey at olive garden but way thrifty! And we didn't miss any meat in this meal! Great for Meatless Mondays!"
"This was absolutely delicious and easy! I can't wait to serve it to guests! Loved, loved, loved it!!"
"I was not disappointed. It lived up to all the reviews it got. This was Delicious with a Capital D! It was quick and easy to make but looks like you spent all day on it. It is sure to impress any friends and/or family. Can't wait to eat leftovers tomorrow."
"Fantastic and so easy!"
"WOW! I made this recipe last night with no changes at all and it was FANTASTIC. Only thing I'd do different would be to double the portions so we could have leftovers!! Absolutely delicious!"
"One of the best things I've ever tasted! My husband loved it too. I would have sworn there was delicious sweet Italian sausage in it, if I hadn't known better."
"Delicious! What a super-fast, satisfying, one-dish meal!"
"This was very delicious! It looked like something that would be served at a restaurant. I added some sliced italian sausage and it was fabulous!"
"Made this for dinner last night, used mini-raviolis, which were too heavy for the sauce. Not sure if tortellini will still be too heavy, so will make it again, but use linguini. But the flavor - - O M G ! ! Don't change the sauce recipe at all (well, maybe substitute fresh basil for dry, but that's it). YUM YUM YUM! We all went back for seconds, so no leftovers. I'll double the recipe next time!!"
"This is a GREAT DISH!!!! This competes with Olive Garden for sure BUT alot cheaper."
"This was so quick and easy and was absolutely delicious! My husband thought I got restaurant take-out."
"Absolutely delicious! My husband and I loved this and will definitely be making it again!"
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.