Spinach Tomato Tortellini

Spinach Tomato Tortellini

World Cuisine European Italian

An old boyfriend's mother used to cook this for me whenever I ate over. Cheese tortellini are served in a creamy tomato and spinach sauce. I love it!

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 400
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 40m


  • 1 (16 ounce) package cheese tortellini
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1   Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the tortellini, and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • 2   While you get the tortellini going, combine the tomatoes, spinach, salt, pepper, basil and garlic in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until the mixture begins to bubble.
  • 3   In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, milk and cream. Stir this mixture into the saucepan along with the Parmesan cheese. Heat through, then reduce heat to low, and simmer until thick, about 2 minutes.
  • 4   Drain the tortellini, but do not rinse, then pour them into the saucepan with the sauce. Stir to coat, and serve.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 19.7g 30%
    Saturated Fat 11.0g  
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 885mg 35%
Potassium 118mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 43.9g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%
Protein 14.8g 30%
Sugars 7g  
Vitamin A 1420IU  
Vitamin C 7mg  
Calcium 117mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 1mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 13mg  
Folate 18mcg