Spinach Cheese Tortellini & 3 Cheese Sauce

by Alli

Spinach Cheese Tortellini & 3 Cheese Sauce has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetSaucy #CollectiveBias

You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been posting quick, easy and nutritious recipes lately since I broke up with my oven.  Oh, we’ll get back together come fall. For now, I’m using shortcuts for cooking that tastes homemade.  

When I invited my youngest daughter, her fiancé, and both sons over for dinner, I knew I needed something quick, easy and delicious.  Since they all love Italian food, I decided to serve Spinach Cheese Tortellini with 3 Cheese Sauce.  No, I didn’t make anything from scratch.  It’s way too hot for that!

Spinach Cheese Tortellini I headed to Walmart looking for a pasta sauce to compliment the spinach cheese tortellini that I found in the refrigerated section right beside the deli.  I spotted Francesco Rinaldi Pasta Sauce and was intrigued when I read the label and saw it was low carb and under 100 calories per serving.  So, I  grabbed a jar of three cheese and a jar of meat flavored.  

While in Walmart, I stopped by the produce section for some fresh basil, mushrooms and green onions to complete my pasta dish. 

Spinach Cheese PastaHere’s a little crash course on how to cook pasta:

  • Fill a large pot with water and place over high heat.
  • When the water begins to boil, add salt to taste.
  • After the salt has dissolved and the water is boiling rapidly, add pasta to the water and stir frequently the first two minutes, then occasionally until the end of the cooking process.
  • Before draining the pasta, taste it to see if it’s cooked to your liking. If the pasta is “al dente,” you should feel a slight resistance when you bite into it or cut it with a fork.

Mushrooms and Onions

While the tortellini is cooking, heat a grill pan, spray with cooking spray and add mushrooms and green onions.  Cook on medium-high for a few minutes until tender. This is going to be the topping for the pasta.

Mushrooms and OnionsHeat the Francesco Rinaldi sauce in a medium saucepan on medium-low for just a few minutes.  After draining the pasta, top with pasta sauce, mushrooms and onions and shaved parmesan.

Spinach & Cheese Tortellini

Spinach Cheese Tortellini

Spinach Cheese Tortellini with 3 Cheese Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 package refrigerated spinach & cheese tortellini
  • 2 jars Francesco Rinaldi 3 Cheese Pasta Sauce
  • I small package sliced and cleaned mushrooms
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • Parmesan Cheese, shaved,
  • Basil, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  2. While pasta is boiling, saute mushrooms and onions on medium-high heat until tender, about 6 minutes.
  3. Heat Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce in a medium saucepan on medium-low heat until heated through.
  4. Drain pasta and top with sauce, mushroom/onion mixture and shaved Parmesan.
  5. Enjoy.

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My Spinach Cheese Tortellini with 3 Cheese Sauce always gets rave reviews!

If there are any leftovers, my sons call dibs. (I was hoping no one would mention leftovers so I could have it again for lunch the next day).

Spinach Cheese Tortellini

Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauces are made by Italians and they use the finest tomatoes and freshest herbs. There are no additives, no preservatives and are low in saturated fat.

For all my gluten-free friends, they’ve got you covered in that department, too.  You know what I like the best?  The taste!

Spinach Cheese Tortellini

If you need a simple, yet beautiful appetizer for a summer party, spear tortellini and fresh basil leafs with a colorful toothpick.  Serve with Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce for dipping.  Be sure and make plenty!

Tortellini Skewers

How would you get creative with Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce?

 

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26 comments

Robin Rue (@massholemommy) June 30, 2015 - 7:19 am

This is exactly my idea of a perfect meal. I think things like this generally go over well with my whole family, too 🙂

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Theresa June 30, 2015 - 8:57 am

Oh, this looks delicious! I haven’t tried that brand of sauce before, but I think I would now!

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication June 30, 2015 - 11:07 am

That is a WAY CUTE appetizer idea! Is it lunchtime yet?!

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Chubskulit Rose June 30, 2015 - 11:23 am

My daughter would love this because of mushroom but hubby would certainly eat this like a special treat! Thans for sharing.

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle June 30, 2015 - 11:27 am

That looks so good! Semi-homemade dishes like this are my favorite. They’re quick and easy to make, and they taste delicious. Thanks!

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Sandy KS June 30, 2015 - 12:54 pm

This recipe looks wonderful. I love spinach and tortellini. I have never heard of that sauce thou. i will have to check it out the next time I go to Walmart. As I know my local store won’t have it.

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Jeanine June 30, 2015 - 1:52 pm

What a great idea. This looks so good. I love spinach and cheese and tortellini so this would be delicious!

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Diana Villa June 30, 2015 - 2:18 pm

That 3 cheese sauce looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try your recipe, thank you so much ^_^

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lisa June 30, 2015 - 5:50 pm

I love tortellini. This looks so delicious. I will definitely be trying this one of these days-my family loves pasta.

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Chantal June 30, 2015 - 8:47 pm

I’ll take my serving now please 😛 This looks delicious, I’ll be adding this to my meals to make list!

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Colette - JamericanSpice June 30, 2015 - 10:31 pm

Ooh I love everything Spinach!

I would love to try this recipe. Thanks for making it printable. how do you get it to do so?

I should visit you more often for more recipes to try!

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Michelle V. June 30, 2015 - 11:09 pm

Now that is really amazing! The dish looks like it was difficult to make when its very easy.

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Ann Bacciaglia June 30, 2015 - 11:37 pm

This looks so delicious. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend. I am sure my family will love it.

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Pauline C. July 1, 2015 - 5:46 am

This is one easy to follow recipe with easy to gather ingredients. I can’t wait to get my mouth into this.

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Michele D July 1, 2015 - 8:06 am

Looks like an amazing meal to make for my family. We love pasta and these tortellini would be perfect for us.

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Donna July 1, 2015 - 11:06 am

I love pasta! I’m not a big fan of mushrooms, but my hubby loves them, so I’ll give this a try (I pick out the mushrooms and give them to him). 🙂

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Jaime Nicole July 1, 2015 - 11:24 am

This looks delicious. I think that I will attempt to make this for dinner tonight. I can’t wait to see what my family thinks of it!

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Kelly Hutchinson July 1, 2015 - 1:39 pm

When it comes to pasta, it is one of my favorite dishes, with tortellini at the top of the list. Ass the sauce and spinach and yummy!

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desirae young July 1, 2015 - 2:29 pm

These look absolutely yummy! I have pinned this for later when we are craving pasta! :}

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Mistee Dawn July 1, 2015 - 2:29 pm

Yum! That looks delicious! I will definitely be making this for my hubby sometime soon!

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Liz Mays July 1, 2015 - 4:43 pm

Yummy! I could get used to more meals like this. I’m going to have to try that sauce for a bunch of different meals.

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April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition July 1, 2015 - 7:55 pm

My kids love tortellini but I don’t make it very often (and I’m not sure why). I think I’ll make some of this over the weekend.

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Gabriel July 1, 2015 - 10:37 pm

We used to do tortellini pretty often, but since one of the boys was diagnosed with Celiac’s, it’s been off limits. Haven’t really found any good GF pastas yet.

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Jessica Simms July 2, 2015 - 8:57 am

Everything about this sounds delicious! I need to make this for dinner this weekend.

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Rosey July 2, 2015 - 10:48 am

Cheese Tortellini is my favorite. I like that better than any other kind, and this sounds wonderful.

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Sarena July 3, 2015 - 9:20 pm

This is such a great, yummy idea! Especially when it’s just too hot to cook! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

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