Creamy Spinach and Tortellini Recipe


This is a delicious Creamy Spinach and Tortellini Recipe that is sure to please your family.  It is also very easy-to-make.

Here is something delicious for the pasta lovers.  Enjoy this Creamy Spinach and Tortellini recipe for an easy-to-prepare weeknight dinner.  Cooks up fast and everyone in the family will enjoy it.  This is a great option for a meatless meal.


Creamy Spinach and Tortellini

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Creamy Spinach and Tortellini Recipe:

Creamy Spinach and Tortellini Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


1 (16-ounce) package fresh or frozen uncooked cheese tortellini pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (9-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 large tomato, cubed
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup heavy cream or whipping cream
1/4 cup freshly-grated Parmesan Cheese



Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and return to pan to keep warm.  Learn How To Cook Pasta Properly.

In a large frying pan over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onion and garlic; saut4 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in spinach, tomato, basil, salt, and pepper; cook another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in heavy or whipping cream and parmesan cheese.

Cook until mixture just comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low and mix in tortellini; cook an additional 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Remove from heat, transfer onto individual serving plates, and serve with additional parmesan cheese.

Makes 4 servings.

Sources:  This Creamy Spinach and Tortellini recipe was a Pillsbury Bake-Off winner in 1990 by Jeanine Alfano of Montauk, NY.  Photo courtesy of the web site.


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