Three Cheese Tortellini with Spinach and Sun Dried Tomatoes~ Another 15 minute meal

This Three Cheese Tortellini with Spinach and Sun Dried Tomatoes is so flavorful and savory you would never guess it only takes minutes to prepare and cook!
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So Simple:

To keep this recipe super simple I use a pre-made three cheese tortellini from the grocery store. Fresh pasta cooks in seven minutes, making this complete meal quick and easy!

Tortilini with Spinach and Sun Dried Tomatoes

The Process:

While pasta cooks I saute traditional Italian herbs and vegetables that really pack a flavorful punch: basil, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, spring onions, spinach and roasted pine nuts. Then I “finish” the pasta in the pan and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sea salt!

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 The Recipe: Three Cheese Tortellini with Spinach and Sun Dried Tomatoes

You will need: a large pan, a stock potsea salt, sun dried tomatoes (in a pouch) and a quality olive oil. (affiliate links)

5 from 3 votes
Tortellini with Spinach and Sun Dried Tomatoes~ Another 15 minute meal
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
12 mins
A savory pasta made start to finish in less than 15 minutes. You can use any pasta you wish. I use a fresh three cheese tortelini. You could use a chicken tortilini, ravilolis, plain pasta noodles etc...
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy pasta recipe, weeknight dinner
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 16 oz pasta I use Three Cheese Tortellini from Whole Foods
  • 3 T butter
  • 6 green onions sliced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cups sun dried tomatoes I prefer the kind in the pouch for this recipe instead of packed in oil
  • 10 leaves basil chopped
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup roasted pine nuts
  • 2 T olive oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • if using a plain pasta instead of cheese filled tortellini, you can add a cup of fresh Parmesan
  1. Set large stock pot to boil (cook pasta to package instructions)
  2. While water is heating, prepare all ingredients
  3. Add pasta to water.
  4. Five minutes before pasta is finished add butter to large pan on medium/ high heat
  5. Add green onions and saute for 2 minutes
  6. Add minced garlic, stir for one minute
  7. Add sundried tomatoes, keep stirring.
  8. Add basil and spinach to pan right before pasta is ready.
  9. Strain pasta in colander, do not rinse.
  10. Add pasta to pan to 'finish'
  11. Toss pasta with all ingredients
  12. Drizzle with Olive Oil and Sprinkle with sea salt
  13. Toss again. Add Pine Nuts. Toss and serve.

So lovely! If I were having guests and wanted to use this recipe as a side dish, I would serve this pasta with my garlic roasted chicken for no fuss entertaining! If you like what you see here at The Organic Kitchen please subscribe! (just below my picture in the upper side bar)

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16 thoughts on “Three Cheese Tortellini with Spinach and Sun Dried Tomatoes~ Another 15 minute meal

  1. I love this recipe. I love everything you make! Seriously, all your recipes remind me of the food I grew up with, my gourmet mama’s cooking. Just lovely. Pine nuts, tortellini, sun dried tomatoes… all of the ingredients are favorites.

  2. I can’t wait to make this Christmas Day – I have vegetarians, gluten intolerant and dairy intolerant coming for dinner. I will substitute the 3-cheese for gluten free rotini and think it will work for everyone! Thanks for making this such an easy solution!!!

  3. Tasted even better then I thought I could make it. Instead of pine nuts, I used sliced almonds. Plus, i pan fried cherry tomatoes because i couldnt get the right sundried tomatoes.Thanks alot.

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