Spinach Cheese Tortellini & 3 Cheese Sauce

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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, but 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.  I grabbed a jar of three cheese and a jar of meat flavored.  As I was leaving 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.

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

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Spinach Cheese Tortellini with 3 Cheese Sauce
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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.

My Spinach Cheese Tortellini with 3 Cheese Sauce got rave reviews and one of my sons took the leftovers home. (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.   And 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 a tortellini and a fresh basil leaf with a colorful toothpick.  Serve with Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce for dipping.  Be sure and make plenty!

Tortellini Skewers

Join me in following Francesco Rinaldi at their new twitter handle @FrancescoSauce!  How would you get creative with Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce?

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Comments

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

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

  2. Oh, this looks delicious! I haven’t tried that brand of sauce before, but I think I would now!
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  3. That is a WAY CUTE appetizer idea! Is it lunchtime yet?!
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. What a great idea. This looks so good. I love spinach and cheese and tortellini so this would be delicious!
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  8. That 3 cheese sauce looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try your recipe, thank you so much ^_^
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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!

  12. Michelle V. says:

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

  13. Ann Bacciaglia says:

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

  14. Pauline C. says:

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

  15. Michele D says:

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

  16. 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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  17. 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!

  18. 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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  19. These look absolutely yummy! I have pinned this for later when we are craving pasta! :}
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  20. Yum! That looks delicious! I will definitely be making this for my hubby sometime soon!
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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Everything about this sounds delicious! I need to make this for dinner this weekend.
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  25. Cheese Tortellini is my favorite. I like that better than any other kind, and this sounds wonderful.

  26. 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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