Cheese Tortellini With Cherry Tomatoes

“This simple and delicious pasta dish is adapted from Vegetarian Times magazine. One thing I didn't change was the onion powder - I rarely cook with it, and I didn't substitute it here only because I was out of fresh onions. I am glad I didn't, since I think this is one case where the dry powder really works better. It blends with and thickens the olive oil to make a sauce with great flavor. I served this with a tossed salad and some warm French bread with dipping oil and it was a quick and wonderful meal.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook tortellini according to package instructions; drain and set aside.
  2. While the pasta cooks, gather and cut up the vegetables and other ingredients.
  3. Heat the olive oil and garlic in a large pan over medium heat for about one minute.
  4. Add tomatoes, onion powder, salt, and pepper to the pan and saute for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add spinach, parsley and basil to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes more.
  6. Gently stir in the tortellini and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and top with parmesan cheese.

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