Tomato Florentine Tortellini

prep time

10 minutes

cook time

15 minutes


This is an unbelievably creamy tortellini dish that you can make in just 25 minutes.  The creaminess of the cheese tortellini is made light and fresh with spinach, basil, oregano and our diced tomatoes.


2 (9 ounce) packages cheese tortellini, cooked and drained, reserve 1 cup of pasta water
2 tablespoons butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/4 cups whole milk, or 2%
1 cup heavy cream
1 (28 ounce) can Tuttorosso® Peeled Plum Italian Style Tomatoes, drained and chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach leaves
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Salt and black pepper to taste
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a deep skillet or saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Add garlic and onion and sauté until onions are translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes.  Then add flour and whisk for 1 minute.  While whisking slowly pour in milk and cream; whisk until smooth.  Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to simmer, then add tomatoes, spinach, basil, oregano, lemon juice, salt and black pepper.
  • Cook several minutes longer until sauce has thickened and spinach has wilted.  Add Parmesan cheese and stir until melted.  Remove from heat.
  • Add prepared tortellini to sauce and stir to combine.  If sauce is to thick add some of the reserved pasta water or milk to thin the consistency.  Serve warm with additional Parmesan cheese.  To add a little heat offer red pepper flakes as an option.

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