Tortellini with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Spinach

Tortellini with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Spinach is a weeknight meal or a meal to impress guests! You’ll love the flavor the sun-dried tomatoes add to the sauce!

Tortellini with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Spinach is a weeknight meal or a meal to impress guests! You'll love the flavor the sun-dried tomatoes add to the sauce! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

So, back to school has been fun. First my little man had a cold for a week. Then N, E, and I all got the stomach flu. That’s practically a whole alphabet of people, people! Give or take 23 letters. I think it’s making me go a little crazy too. Between the lack of sleep and all the grossness, I’m really ready for a little normality. Whatever that is.

In the meantime, easy meals are a must. If we’re eating.

Tortellini with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Spinach is a weeknight meal or a meal to impress guests! You'll love the flavor the sun-dried tomatoes add to the sauce! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

This little pasta number is ready in 25 minutes and is a quick and easy vegetarian meal. I had Ben grill some chicken to go with this but it’s totally not necessary – it’s a meal in and of itself without any meat. It’s super simple to make – while the tortellini boils, you make the sauce. All you need to do is saute the onions, add the sun-dried tomatoes and spinach and cook until the spinach is wilted. It only takes a couple minutes. Then you add the rest of the sauce ingredients and just let it cook while your tortellini finishes. Mix it all together and serve with a side salad or grilled chicken. Or both. Or steak! Steak would be yummy too.

Tortellini with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Spinach is a weeknight meal or a meal to impress guests! You'll love the flavor the sun-dried tomatoes add to the sauce!  Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Tortellini with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Spinach

Tortellini with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Spinach is a weeknight meal or a meal to impress guests! You’ll love the flavor the sun-dried tomatoes add to the sauce!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dried cheese tortellini
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) sun dried tomatoes in extra virgin olive oil, cut into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon oil reserved from sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 5 ounces baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. (Don’t drain without reserving some of the cooking water!)
  2. In a large, deep skillet, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil from jar of sundried tomatoes (I have a nonstick skillet – if you feel like you need to add more oil, feel free). Heat over medium heat. When hot, add onions and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute onions over medium heat until translucent. Add garlic and cook for another minute or until fragrant.
  3. Add sun dried tomatoes and spinach. Cook until spinach is wilted.
  4. Add cream and heat until slightly thickened. Stir in parmesan cheese and cooked tortellini. If desired, add pasta water to achieve desired consistency.

 

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Verdict: Loved the ease of this tortellini with creamy sun-dried tomato sauce but I also loved the flavor. I’m so obsessed with sun-dried tomatoes lately and the creamy sauce was irresistible.
Husband’s take: One of his favorite dishes is fettuccine alfredo, and while this is quite different, the creamy sauce is reminiscent of alfredo. He loved it!
Changes I would make: None!
Difficulty: Easy.

Tortellini with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Spinach is a weeknight meal or a meal to impress guests! You'll love the flavor the sun-dried tomatoes add to the sauce!  Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

On the search for more cheesy, creamy pasta recipes? Try: Copycat Panera Macaroni and Cheese, Healthy Chicken Stroganoff, Vegetable Packed Stuffed Shells recipe, Pasta with Grapes and Creamy Dijon Sauce, Rustica Roast Chicken Stuffed Shells, Slow Cooker Fresh Veggie Lasagna, or Salsa Mac with Colby Jack.

Tortellini with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Spinach is a weeknight meal or a meal to impress guests! You'll love the flavor the sun-dried tomatoes add to the sauce!  Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Tortellini with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Spinach is a weeknight meal or a meal to impress guests! You'll love the flavor the sun-dried tomatoes add to the sauce!  Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

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17 comments

  1. Oh my goodness, I am sorry to hear that everyone was sick, that must have not been the highlight of back to school!
    BUT, good thing you had this tortellini to get your through. I seriously love ALL things sun-dried tomato, so I need it! Pinned!

  2. Heavy cream makes EVERYTHING better!

  3. I make a variation which has bacon–you’re looks wonderful!

  4. With kids underfoot whenever I am in the kitchen, 25 minutes to make a dish so tasty like this is perfect. Plus it is definitely something the whole family will love. Yum!

  5. I am definitely making this soon! I love the flavor from sundried tomatoes. Not to mention heavy cream!

  6. Such beautiful colors and it looks super delicious!! Hope your fam is all feeling better :)

  7. I’m such a fan of easy pasta dishes on busy week nights. Hope everyone is fully recovered!

  8. Sorry to hear that you all got sick, our house got hit with the flu bug too after my little man started school. Hope you all feel better soon! Easy and comforting meals like this are perfect! Love the sun-dried tomatoes!

  9. Eeek everyone in our house seems to be getting sick too, it’s that time of year I suppose :( Hope you all feel better! This tortellini looks absolutely amazing and is sure making me hungry for lunch!! Definitely pinning this to make soon :)

  10. I hate being sick, hope everyone feels better. This has my name all over it

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  12. Ugh, sorry the plague has hit your crew. But thank goodness for delicious, easy meals. Both the pasta and your amazing cream sauce sound perfect for a weeknight dinner!

  13. LOVE this family friendly recipe :)

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  17. Looks delicious. Can’t wait to try

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