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Tortellini with Tomato-Cream Sauce

This tortellini with tomato cream sauce is mouthwatering. Put spinach, tomatoes and other pantry staples to use in this warm and satisfying dish. —Barbra Stanger, West Jordan, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Stir in cream and cheese. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 8-10 minutes.
  • Drain tortellini; toss with sauce. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 459 calories, 33g fat (18g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 835mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 13g protein.


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  • Michala
    Jun 15, 2020

    Wow !! This is the first creamy tomato sauce I’ve ever made and boy am I glad I did !!! This was a HUGE hit in my house. My family thrives and lives on rich decadent flavorful food. I will make this again and again !!

  • Richard
    Jun 12, 2020

    The recipe is good, but there's no way 10 oz of frozen spinach is the right amount, it's way too much spinach. I think the chef used about half that on the video.

  • zegunism
    Apr 19, 2020

    No comment left

  • eileen344
    Mar 24, 2020

    I am sure this is very tasty but not all of us keep these "staples" in our pantry.

  • Deborah
    Aug 19, 2019

    My daughter made this and it was fabulous! You could taste all the ingredients. She has always been a great cook but this is her best! She put the cubes chicken right in the sauce! It's my fav!

  • Danielle
    Jul 6, 2019


  • Mrsatj
    Jun 25, 2019

    My family and I loved this recipe. So easy and quick! I used a pint of my home canned tomatoes and I used half heavy cream and half Half and Half milk to cut down on calories a little. Shredded fresh parmesan over top before serving. Not only good but beautiful dish. You won't be sorry you tried it.

  • Carly
    Feb 10, 2019

    Soooooo good!

  • Mercedes
    Oct 27, 2018

    Oustamding and simple! My husband and I both devoured it. This is my new go-to white sauce. Fabulous!

  • hesmith31
    Oct 22, 2018

    My husband loves this recipe, he asks me to make it often!!! I make it as is and sometimes add some meat. Great recipe!!!!!