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Cheese Tortellini with Spinach and Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Cheese Tortellini with Spinach and Slow Roasted Tomatoes

I was looking through my photos last night and found a few older photos for recipes that I never posted. I love this cheese tortellini dish with spinach and slow roasted tomatoes. I can’t believe I forgot to share it with all of you. The photos aren’t the greatest, but the recipe is simple and very tasty.

We always keep a couple bags of cheese tortellini in our freezer for emergencies. It comes in handy when we are busy and/or feeling lazy. I love making tortellini soup, salads, and pasta dishes.I also keep slow roasted tomatoes in the freezer. I make big batches and freeze them in smaller containers so I can pull them out when I need them.They sure came in handy for this recipe. I just defrosted and reheated the tomatoes before I added them to the cheese tortellini.

The slow roasted tomatoes are full of flavor and are perfect in this dish. I also stirred in fresh spinach, parmesan cheese, and added a little drizzle of olive oil. That is it. I love the simplicity of this pasta dish.

If you are looking for a meal that can be made in minutes, try cheese tortellini with spinach and slow roasted tomatoes.

Cheese Tortellini with Spinach and Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Yield: Serves 4-6


1/2 Tablespoon salt-to add to boiling water
1 bag frozen cheese tortellini (16 oz. size)
2 cups slow roasted tomatoes
3 cups fresh spinach, washed and roughly chopped
Drizzle of olive oil
Fresh Parmesan cheese-to taste


1. Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water. Bring to a boil. Add a 1/2 T of salt. Stir in frozen cheese tortellini. Cook until tortellini floats to the top and is soft. Drain and put tortellini in a medium bowl.

2. Stir in the slow roasted tomatoes and spinach. Drizzle with olive oil and stir again.

3. Garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Serve warm.

Note-I used frozen slow roasted tomatoes. Defrost and reheat before stirring them in with the tortellini. You can use freshly roasted tomatoes, for instructions you can visit this post.

If you like this cheese tortellini recipe, you might also like:

Spinach Salad with Tortellini, Dried Cranberries, Apples, Almonds, and Feta from Two Peas and Their Pod
Tortellini Spinach Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod
Tortellini with Balsamic Brown Butter from Love and Olive Oil

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53 Responses to “Cheese Tortellini with Spinach and Slow Roasted Tomatoes”

  1. Jenny Flake — June 4, 2010 @ 6:10 am

    Yummy! I love a good tortellini dish! Looks great :)

  2. Lori @ RecipeGirl — June 4, 2010 @ 6:14 am

    Ha ha, we’re both in the same boat. Last night I was digging through loads of old photos of great things I’ve made but have yet to post. It’s tough to make the decision to post them since my photog. skills/camera weren’t quite up to par back them! I’d say your tortellini still looks pretty delicious. I love slow-roasted tomatoes!

  3. Kalynskitchen — June 4, 2010 @ 6:14 am

    This sounds delicious, especially the combo of spinach and slow roasted tomatoes!

  4. Jessica @ How Sweet — June 4, 2010 @ 6:14 am

    I love doctoring up frozen pasta, too. I always think it is delicious.

  5. Maggy — June 4, 2010 @ 6:33 am

    This looks delicious. And you’re right, this is the perfect healthy dinner when you’re looking for something quick.

  6. Amber @ Pampered Recipes — June 4, 2010 @ 6:40 am

    Trying to cook more healthy for my husband…this dish will work beautifully!

  7. Cookin' Canuck — June 4, 2010 @ 6:53 am

    Cheese tortellini makes such a great quick meal, and you definitely made such an appealing dish with the addition of the slow roasted tomatoes.

  8. Magen — June 4, 2010 @ 6:59 am

    Wow! This looks great and super simple.
    (That girl that stood in line with you to get PW’s booked signed)

  9. kat — June 4, 2010 @ 7:27 am

    Yum, I love slow roasted tomatoes so this would be great!

  10. marta — June 4, 2010 @ 7:27 am

    hello maria. i was delighted to hear your panel at the CBC conference. you were so real and genuine. i loved when you said, “well i’m not that popular.. i don’t have a stalker yet.” hilarious. i am new to your site and can’t wait to check out your cookie section. mmmm. mmm. thanks again for your great insights! – marta

  11. Michelle — June 4, 2010 @ 7:32 am

    Tortellini is such a fun pasta and always so good!

  12. bellini valli — June 4, 2010 @ 8:04 am

    Slow roated tomatoes are the way to go to intensify a less than satisfactory out of season tomato. They would be delicious in your pasta.

  13. Rosa — June 4, 2010 @ 8:17 am

    A perfect combination! Sooooo Italian!



  14. beth — June 4, 2010 @ 8:29 am

    I love meals like this. Lovely and filling

  15. Jan — June 4, 2010 @ 9:04 am

    What a lovely looking meal and great pictures too – makes me what to eat it right now!

  16. Erica — June 4, 2010 @ 9:18 am

    mmmmmmm I wish my Josh liked tomatoes! Easy dinners with your own special touches are perfect for week nights. Hope you have a nice weekend 😉

  17. Cooking with Kait — June 4, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    It’s great when emergency cheese tortellini comes to the rescue. I love the colors and flavors of this dish.

  18. Joanne — June 4, 2010 @ 10:34 am

    I love simple tortellini salads like this. The slow roasted tomatoes are a nice touch…they add such a great earthy flavor.

  19. Melissa — June 4, 2010 @ 10:49 am

    I keep frozen tortellini in the freezer too. You should try the Wild Mushroom Agnolotti-it is a favorite in our house. It’s so nice to put together something that tastes fabulous after a busy day! What a great looking dish.

  20. Jen @ How To: Simplify — June 4, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

    This pasta dish looks so good! I love all of the colors!

  21. Tracy — June 4, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

    I make something similar and I looove it. :-) Yours looks wonderful!

  22. Heather — June 4, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    So yummy! All of my favorite things are wrapped up in this pasta. Delicious!

  23. Esi — June 4, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

    Great dinner! I just need the tortellini and spinach :)

  24. DessertForTwo — June 4, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

    The flavor of slow-roasted tomatoes can not be put into words. They are divine. I’m positively addicted to them. I never thought to make a big batch and freeze them though! Thanks! :)
    We use cheese tortellini for emergency dinners too :)

  25. Laura — June 4, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

    Nice! We simmer refrigerated tortellini in vegetable stock and then add stewed tomatoes and sliced squash. So easy and delicious!

  26. ivoryhut — June 4, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

    What a lovely dish. So glad you re-discovered it!

  27. Mags — June 4, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

    Cheese tortellini used to be one of those staples that I kept on hand when I still had kids at home. They LOVED it in any sauce, shape or form. I’m going to have to buy some and make this, if only for old time’s sake!

  28. Krista — June 4, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

    YUM! This one is definitely going on my To-Make list! Also- I thought of you last night! We went to a local Italian restaurant last night and I tried gnocchi for the first time. I remember you talking about it how good it was and you were right! It was delicious!

  29. teresa — June 4, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

    fabulous dish, it looks like it’s packed with flavor! and i think that’s a great picture!

  30. grace — June 5, 2010 @ 1:40 am

    straightforward and delicious–that’s what i like to see (and eat). :)

  31. Sarah Caron — June 5, 2010 @ 6:56 am

    What a lovely dish! I always have slow roasted tomatoes and tortellini in my house too. They go so well together — and I love the idea of adding spinach.

  32. Becky O. — June 5, 2010 @ 7:44 am

    this looks delicious. i’m all about the “too buzy or too lazy” dishes. I also need to roast some tomatoes.

  33. Chef Dennis — June 5, 2010 @ 2:28 pm

    those are lovely little bites of perfection!! I love tortellini and with roasted tomatoes, spinach and freshly grated cheese. wow…. ….now thats a great combination of flavors!!

  34. Kerstin — June 6, 2010 @ 8:25 am

    Looks so tasty and easy! I love how versatile tortellini are.

  35. Julie — June 6, 2010 @ 10:47 am

    Another Winner Maria! Thanks for sharing! Just made this for our Sunday Lunch and was Deeee-Lish!

  36. I LOVE tortellini! Great dish!

  37. Deborah — June 6, 2010 @ 7:55 pm

    This would have come in handy for us tonight! Wish I had some!

  38. Laura — June 6, 2010 @ 10:31 pm

    I love tortellini recipes. This looks amazing!

  39. pigpigscorner — June 7, 2010 @ 4:00 am

    This is simple and delicious!

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