Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Use any flavored tortellini or ravioli in this recipe. Spinach and cherry tomatoes add color, flavor and nutrition to this simple pasta dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook tortellini according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Step 2

While tortellini cooks, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and red pepper; sauté 30 seconds.

Step 3

Add tomatoes, broth, basil, salt, and baby spinach to pan; cook 2 minutes or until baby spinach wilts. Stir in tortellini; cook 1 minute.

Ratings & Reviews

better with white wine

April 17, 2017
Not bad for a super easy dish, but use white wine instead of chicken broth. Also use more basil and top with some parmesan.

jeneen's Review

April 07, 2013

msbogue's Review

March 30, 2013
I've been making this recipe for years. It's a good solid recipe that you can prepare in a few minutes. I use fresh garlic instead of bottled for more flavor. It's so simple, my daughters took this recipe to college when they were learning to cook.

JustinaJ's Review

January 12, 2013

KBminus50's Review

July 04, 2012

fairydragonstar's Review

September 19, 2011
I used a good tortellini (barilla 3 Cheese) and with the fresh herbs out of my garden it was a hit....DH who is very picky loved it and it reheated rather well the next day I did add some Parmesan on top also a good quality...for those that said it was bland maybe you need to take a look at the quality of your ingredients....the one thing I have learned when cooking healthy is that quality matters

kimlunte's Review

February 19, 2010

soykim's Review

October 20, 2009
dish was very bland. the tomatoes and spinach combo was good but the pasta itself had no flavor. the only reason it got good reviews is that other reviewers spiced it up.

aeroncaskb's Review

September 13, 2009
This recipe comes together so simply! I used more garlic and crushed red pepper than what was stated, other than that, cooked exactly as instructed. The amount of flavor that comes out of the recipe for the time you put into it, is well worth it! I served it with a caprese salad and crusty bread. This is a great solid weeknight recipe.

mikegallo's Review

August 31, 2009
This dish was very bland. Def, will not make again. I even added fresh parm cheese after in bowls and it still didn't help.