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

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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.

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