Tortellini with Tomato Spinach Cream Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 02, 2023
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
Tortellini with Tomato Spinach Cream Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.