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Tortellini with Tomato Spinach Cream Sauce

I enjoy all things pasta, and tortellini is my favorite. The flavor of this dish is amazing. Even my husband, who hates pasta of any kind, loves it! It's a great recipe for non-spinach fans to try, too. —Jenny Dubinsky, Inwood, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 5 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add tomatoes, spinach and seasonings. Cook and stir over medium heat until liquid is absorbed, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in cream; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until thickened, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook tortellini according to package directions; drain. Stir into sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Serve this lightly sauced pasta dish in shallow bowls.
  • If it's not a meal unless there's meat, stir in cooked, crumbled Italian sausage toward the end of cooking.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 404 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 810mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 13g protein.

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    • Bonnie
      Dec 10, 2019

      No comment left

    • asnunez
      Sep 5, 2019

      This is really good. It’s so easy to customize too. First time We made this, made as written. The second time, We added some Split Shrimp. Oh My Gosh! Yum! Third round, Rotisserie Chicken went in. WoW! The possibilities are truly endless with this one!

    • erietrout27
      Nov 4, 2018

      The flavors we're wonderful together, super easy to make. Will make again.