Tortellini in Parmesan Cream Sauce with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Tortellini in Parmesan-Cream Sauce with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes - An easy, AMAZING dinner ready in less than 30 minutes! Perfect for a weeknight meal or your next dinner party.
Cheese tortellini are tossed in an easy Parmesan cream sauce with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. An easy dinner ready in less than 30 minutes!

Tortellini in Parmesan-Cream Sauce with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes - An easy, AMAZING dinner ready in less than 30 minutes! Perfect for a weeknight meal or your next dinner party.

A couple of weeks ago, I was getting ready to touch base with everyone about Sunday dinner and was stumped for dinner ideas. I asked my husband if there was anything he was hungry for, and he said he would love some sort of pasta in a creamy sauce, but he did not want alfredo sauce. After doing some brainstorming, I came up with this dish. I’ve always loved tortellini, especially in creamy sauces, so I’m all about an excuse to make it, and this was a perfect one!

Watch How to Make Tortellini in Parmesan Cream Sauce

Tortellini in Parmesan-Cream Sauce with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes - An easy, AMAZING dinner ready in less than 30 minutes! Perfect for a weeknight meal or your next dinner party.

I loved that dish came together in less than 30 minutes – it made it incredibly easy to prepare before we sat down to eat on Sunday. Simply slice up the spinach and sun-dried tomatoes, drop the tortellini in water and while it boils, you can make the sauce. A wonderfully simple but incredibly impressive dish. Everyone loved the bright green and red colors from the spinach and sun-dried tomatoes, and they were even more impressed with the flavor. The sauce is creamy, but much lighter than a traditional alfredo sauce, which is typically quite thick.

It all combines for a perfect pasta dish to make on a weeknight or for your next dinner party.

Tortellini in Parmesan-Cream Sauce with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes - An easy, AMAZING dinner ready in less than 30 minutes! Perfect for a weeknight meal or your next dinner party.

Five years ago: Waldorf Salad

Tortellini with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes in a Garlic-Parmesan Cream Sauce

Servings 4 to 6 servings
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Course:Main Course
Cuisine:American, Italian
Author: Michelle
Cheese tortellini are tossed in an easy Parmesan cream sauce with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes.

Ingredients:

  • 1
    pound
    cheese tortellini
  • 1
    tablespoon
    unsalted butter
  • 1
    clove
    garlic
    (minced)
  • 2
    tablespoons
    all-purpose flour
  • cups
    heavy cream
  • ½
    teaspoon
    salt
  • cup
    grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5
    ounces
    baby spinach
    (thinly sliced)
  • 7
    ounce
    ar sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced

Directions:

  1. Boil the tortellini according the package directions.
  2. While the tortellini is cooking, prepare the sauce. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Sprinkle in the flour and stir until it has absorbed the melted butter, becomes a paste and begins to smell nutty. Slowly whisk in the heavy cream (at first the mixture will be thick and chunky, but it will smooth and thin out), then add the salt and Parmesan cheese. Allow to simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the spinach and sun-dried tomatoes, then transfer the cooked and drained tortellini to the skillet, gently stirring to coat the tortellini with the sauce. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes:

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition:

Calories: 547kcal
Fat: 29g
Saturated fat: 15g
Cholesterol: 106mg
Sodium: 726mg
Potassium: 1309mg
Carbohydrates: 55g
Fiber: 7g
Sugar: 14g
Protein: 20g
Vitamin A: 66.8%
Vitamin C: 24.3%
Calcium: 26.1%
Iron: 31.9%

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