Quick Tortellini with Spinach and Garlic

Quick Tortellini with Spinach and Garlic makes a quick and tasty meal.

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Cheese tortellini tossed with a tasty and easy sauce made with spinach and sautéed garlic.


  • 12 ozs cheese tortellini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 5 ozs baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup white wine or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil or other Italian herb
  • parmesan cheese for passing at the table


  1. Begin boiling water for the tortellini.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet. Add the red bell pepper and garlic, sauté for a couple minutes.
  3. Stir the spinach into the skillet, then add the wine or chicken broth along with the basil. Add salt and pepper to taste, and simmer covered for about 5 minutes.
  4. After adding the spinach, add the tortellini to the boiling water and cook according to package instructions. Take care not to overcook.
  5. Drain the tortellini, and toss with the spinach and garlic sauce. Plate and serve with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.


  • On Pinterest, Jennifer notes she added a bit of unsalted butter to the wine / vegetable broth, with good results. And she says “This is definitely going into the lineup of repeats”!

Keywords: tortellini, vegetarian pasta dishes, tortellini with spinach

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