Speedy Tortellini



15 min


25 min


4 to 6 servings

Speedy Tortellini

Photo: Erik Putz

Fresh, cheese-filled tortellini is your dinnertime solution. Try it in this easy tomato and spinach sauce for your fastest dinner act yet.


  • 350 g fresh cheese tortellini
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 680-mL jar passata
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta following package directions. Reserve ½ cup pasta water before draining.
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium. Add onion, garlic and salt, and cook until softened, about 5 min.
  • Add passata and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 12 min.
  • Stir in pasta, spinach, Parmesan and basil until spinach is just wilted, about 1 min. Add a splash of pasta water if sauce needs thinning out. Garnish with more Parmesan.


Don’t waste a drop of that delicious tomato flavour! Swirl 2 tbsp water around in a nearly empty pasta bottle and add to sauce.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 331,
  • Protein
  • 14 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38 g,
  • Fat
  • 13 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 903 mg.

Originally published in the May + June 2018 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.