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Easy Beef, Tomato, and Spinach Tortellini

This super Easy Beef, Tomato, & Spinach Tortellini is the perfect kid-pleasing 20 minute weeknight dinner recipe! Enjoy. 🙂

Surprise! It’s a bonus belated Sunday Scratchups recipe on Tuesday, because I also wanted to tell you about this Easy Beef, Tomato, and Spinach Tortellini that I threw together with some of the ground beef I needed to use up this week.

More ground beef, of course, disappeared into the taco zucchini boats I told you about the other day… then just as quickly disappeared into my family.

beef tortellini on a plate

So why is this easy beef, tomato, and spinach tortellini recipe a keeper? Let me count the ways…

  1. It can be on your table in about 20 minutes start to finish, making it a great weeknight dinner option.
  2. It’s a great alternative if you like all the trappings of pasta, but want less of a heavy sauce.
  3. It requires just one pound of ground beef, yet is super meaty and satisfying.
  4. It’s a great way to use some of your fresh garden tomatoes in season.
  5. And… it’s darn tasty!

Still not convinced? Here’s reason number six: It’s just really pretty. 😉

Easy Beef, Tomato, and Spinach Tortellini

beef tortellini ingredients

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
1.5 tsp minced garlic (or 3 cloves, chopped)
1 Tbsp chopped yellow onion
4-5 tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
Sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
9-10 oz refrigerated three cheese tortellini, cooked per package directions
1 cup shredded Parmesan
5 oz fresh baby spinach

Directions

Cook tortellini to package directions, drain, and reserve.

Meanwhile, brown ground beef, garlic, and onion in a large skillet over medium heat until beef is completely cooked through.

add the cheese to the pan

Drain beef, then stir in tomatoes, spices, and Parmesan.

Cook the beef, tomato, and Parmesan mixture over medium heat for five minutes, then wilt in spinach. Once spinach is completely wilted, stir in cooked tortellini, heat through, and serve immediately.

Optional: Top with additional Parmesan and fresh chopped parsley.

The tomatoes and Parmesan make their own sauce

easy beef tomato and spinach tortellini

That’s it — You don’t need to add any more sauce; the fresh tomatoes and Parmesan suffice to make their own light sauce in this flavorful 20 minute beef, tomato, and spinach tortellini skillet recipe. You get your protein, veggies, and pasta all together in one simple dish — what more could you ask for in a quick weeknight dinner? Fresh tomatoes and spinach are also so much more flavorful than the canned and frozen ingredients you often see in beef-spinach-tomato pasta recipes.

(By the way, this ALDI tortellini is a great item to stock in your fridge as the foundation for any number of easy weeknight dinner ideas!)

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Easy Beef, Tomato, and Spinach Tortellini

You get your protein, veggies, and pasta all together in one simple dish here — what more could you ask for in a quick 20 minute weeknight recipe?
Course dinner
Cuisine pasta
Keyword 20 minute meals, easy weeknight dinner, ground beef, sauteed spinach, tortellini
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1.5 tsp minced garlic or 3 cloves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp chopped yellow onion
  • 4-5 tomatoes seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 9-10 oz refrigerated three cheese tortellini cooked per package directions
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 5 oz fresh baby spinach

Instructions

  • Cook tortellini to package directions, drain, and reserve.
  • Meanwhile, brown ground beef, garlic, and onion in a large skillet over medium heat until beef is completely cooked through.
  • Drain beef, then stir in tomatoes, spices, and Parmesan.
  • Cook the beef, tomato, and Parmesan mixture over medium heat for five minutes, then wilt in spinach.
  • Once spinach is completely wilted, stir in cooked tortellini, heat through, and serve immediately.
  • Optional: Top with additional Parmesan and fresh chopped parsley.

Notes

This ALDI tortellini is a great item to stock in your fridge as the foundation for any number of easy weeknight recipes.

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Recipe Rating




Leah LaRosa

Tuesday 1st of October 2019

This was my first time trying yoiur weekly meal plan & shopping at Aldi. And this recipe was delicious! My family approved & they are picky! Will be making this one again FOR SURE! Thanks so much...if I end up loving all the recipes all the time, you have seriously become my new personal chef! So great to have variety & tasty meals! Thank you for being so creative and so helpful! Shopping was easy & I HATE grocery shopping!

Lisa

Wednesday 25th of September 2019

My husband loves this recipe! He's so torn while eating it for dinner because he wants to eat the entire pan in one sitting but wants leftovers as well! :D We could eat this every week.....and often do!

Jessica

Thursday 3rd of May 2018

This was yummy! I served this with the baguette and olive oil, as well as Aldi's mini Cucumbers and Hummus. It was a hit at our house. Incredibly easy and filling!

Jen

Tuesday 1st of October 2019

This was really good! I adapt your recipes to make gluten free meals. For this one, I subbed a third bag of livegfree fusilli for the tortellini. I topped prepared plates with shredded mozzarella to balance out the missing cheesiness from tortellini. Sharing for anyone else that’s GF!

Jamie

Monday 30th of April 2018

This was delicious though I didn’t get the “light sauce” from the tomatoes and cheese! Novice ?‍?

rachel

Thursday 26th of October 2017

Awesome! Glad you guys enjoyed. :)

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