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Creamy Tomato Tortellini Skillet

February 6, 2013

Frozen tortellini is always in our freezer and if you read my blog regularly, you know that I have several recipes using tortellini. It's easy, versatile, and cheap! Not to mention, a complete husband/kid pleaser. Easy enough for an 18 month old to pick up and eat himself (and subsequently throw on the floor, but we won't go there).

This Creamy Tomato Tortellini Skillet is such an easy twist on regular tortellini with spaghetti sauce with the added benefit of sneaking in some veggies. They'll never know, I swear!

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Skillet

16 oz package frozen cheese tortellini
15 oz can Italian diced tomatoes (with garlic and olive oil)
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Prepare tortellini as directed on package. Meanwhile, combine diced tomatoes (undrained), garlic, spinach, salt, and pepper in a large skillet over medium high heat. Stir occasionally until mixture just begins to boil. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, heavy cream, and flour. Pour into the skillet along with the parmesan cheese. Cook until bubbling again, then reduce heat and simmer about 3 minutes until thick. Add cooked tortellini and stir to fully coat with sauce. Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes to further thicken sauce.

Mouthwatering with some crusty bread. Yum!! 

Here's some more tortellini ideas:

Simple Spinach Tortellini Soup

Crockpot Tortellini Lasagna

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20 comments on "Creamy Tomato Tortellini Skillet"
  1. Believe it or not, I've never had a tortellini! I know, hard to believe right? Being Hispanic I grew up with lots of Mexican dishes but never Italian. This recipe looks wonderful! I know my son would like it so I'm going to pin it and try it out for his birthday in August. Your photos are great!

  2. We love tortellini! And I'm always looking for delicious meatless meals.

  3. Ohhhhh I must make this! It looks like a wonderful tortellini dish that was the most raved about at our wedding. Ohhhh if this tasted like that.. well.. this could be amazing! Thanks! Kelly @

  4. Made this's amazing...Thank you!!! My husband and I are the only ones not on special diet, and we both loved it and were glad we didn't have to share with the kids! It's easy, fast, and full of flavor!!

    1. Jenny, I'm so glad you liked it!! If it was just the two of you, hopefully you had leftovers. :)

  5. Oh good heavens that looks great!!! Once again- adding these things to my list. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. This looks delicious! Pinning this one.

  7. This sounds so yummy! Can't wait to try it, adding it to my list of recipes I want to make.

  8. This recipe looks delicious.... you're photo is beautiful too! I'd love to have you come and share at Super Saturday Show & Tell today :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  9. Hi Kelly,
    Your Tortellini Skillet will be a perfect dish for this cold rainy day. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. I love tortellini and this looks delicious. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!


  11. Awesome! Pinning this one. I LOVE pasta. :)

    Visiting from Naptime Creations.


  12. I have only used tortellini a handful of times b/c I never know what to do with it. Now THIS dish is definitely something to do! Thank you for sharing--I'm visiting from All My Bloggy Friends.

  13. I love tortellini! The creaminess of this dish looks so nice. I want some.

    I also want to invite you to join a roundup at my blog called Pantry Party. Basically, dishes that utilize ingredients found in the pantry are shared together and this month's theme is pasta. I'd love if you shared either this dish or another!

  14. Oh, that is too funny! I wrote down your recipe and made it for my family before I even saw that you had linked up last weekend. You are an amazing cook and photographer! We loved this recipe and your photo was what sold me on making it.

    I linked to you in my post if you want to come over and check it out.

    Also, thanks for linking up at my link party @The Weekend re-Treat!
    last weekend!

    The party for this weekend is already live! Hope to see you there!

  15. Hi Kelly Thank you for submitting yet another TASTY RECIPE to the Crafty Showcase! xoxo susie @bowdabra

    Ps- here is the newest linky! We have a new Button!

  16. Saw this on Gooseberry Patch and wanted to stop by and say it looks delicious. I've bookmarked and am going to try to adjust it a little to make it more WW friendly!!

  17. I love easy skillet dishes like this! =) Thanks for sharing!