If you’re looking for a strong dinner contender to knock everyone’s socks off, we have the yummiest packed-with-a-punch pasta that they’re sure to fall in love with! Scrappy (but tough to beat) and totally delicious, Popeye’s Tortellini Skillet will be at the heart of your next meal. Al dente, cheese-stuffed tortellini gets hugged with a creamy, Italian tomato-and-cream-cheese sauce, mixed with wilted spinach and a boat-load of parmesan cheese… yum! It’s all quite delightful and just enough to make your “heart-eyes” light up. Come out swinging with Popeye’s Tortellini Skillet; it’s a meal the whole table will swoon over!

Ingredients

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (28-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into chunks
  • 19 ounces frozen cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

Directions

Step 1 –In a large skillet over medium heat, add the garlic and the olive oil and cook until just fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 2 –Add the tomatoes with their juices, the basil, the oregano, and the black pepper to the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until the tomatoes are hot.

Step 3 –Add the cream cheese to the tomato mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until it has melted and creates a smooth, creamy sauce. Whisk to fully incorporate the cream cheese, if needed.

Step 4 –While the sauce is cooking, in a large pot of salted, boiling water, cook the tortellini to al dente, according to the package directions. Drain the pasta.

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Step 5 –Add the spinach to the sauce mixture and cook, while stirring, until wilted.

Step 6 –Add the cooked tortellini to the sauce mixture and stir to combine.

Step 7 –Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the tortellini mixture and stir to combine.

Step 8 –Serve.