Cheese Tortellini With Spinach & Goat Cheese

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a wonderful meal, quick and easy. Looks wonderful so it would work for company but easy enough for a work night!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, boil water for tortellini. Once the water comes to a boil, add salt if desired and cook pasta.
  2. In the meantime, put the pesto, spinach, goat cheese, lemon zest & juice in a large serving bowl.
  3. Drain the tortellini and add to the serving bowl.
  4. Add about ¼ cup of the cooking water and toss.
  5. Goal is to melt the cheese and pesto, but not to make a watery sauce.
  6. The sauce should really cling to the pasta, so be careful NOT to add TOO MUCH water.
  7. Grind some pepper over the top.
  8. Taste, adjust seasonings and serve.


Most Helpful

I used cheese ravioli instead of the tortellini. It was very creamy, the lemon adds brightness to the cheese sauce, and very tangy from the goat cheese. I would maybe add some sauteed garlic to round out the flavors next time. Great use of spinach.

twostickbugs_5049485 August 09, 2011

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