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Creamy tortellini with spinach and mushrooms is a super easy and delicious meatless one pan meal! Total comfort food.

Try my Creamy Sausage and Peppers Pasta next for another outrageously comforting meal.

close-up of spinach tortellini with mushrooms in a white bowl

This recipe is based on my Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Gnocchi. It uses similar ingredients and the same cooking method but replaces the gnocchi with tortellini. That recipe has been popular for a few years now, and the mushroom-spinach combo will always remain popular, I think.

My One Pan Tortellini with Sausage Recipe has also been a reader favorite, so I really wanted this to be a one pan meal as well. The tortellini cooks right in the sauce, so you don’t have to mess about with boiling water and cooking the tortellini separately. Fewer dishes is always good in my books!

two bowls with creamy tortellini

What to serve with creamy tortellini

I recommend salad and garlic bread if you want it to be the main course. You can definitely serve the tortellini as a side dish if you want to, though. I suggest serving this creamy tortellini recipe with my Easy Baked Chicken Thighs for a tasty meal.

Recipe notes & tips:

  • This tortellini recipe doesn’t make tons of extra sauce, so if you want it to be really saucy, I suggest adding another 1/4 cup of cream or so.
  • I used refrigerated cheese tortellini. You could use frozen tortellini as well, but they may take a little longer to cook (I’d reduce the heat a bit on step 4 and add another few minutes).
  • You can swap the chicken broth for vegetable broth or white wine if you want this to be vegetarian.

close-up of creamy tortellini with mushrooms and spinach

More tortellini recipes you’ll love:

creamy spinach mushroom tortellini in two bowls

I hope you’ll love this creamy spinach tortellini recipe!

Questions? Made this recipe? Leave me a comment below. 🙂

close-up of spinach tortellini with mushrooms in a white bowl
4.91 from 22 votes

Creamy Tortellini with Spinach and Mushrooms

Creamy tortellini with spinach and mushrooms is a super easy and delicious meatless one pan meal! Total comfort food.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth or dry white wine
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 2 (9 ounce) packages refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups (packed) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Add the oil and butter to a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prep your mushrooms (I like to prep as I go to save time).
  • Add the mushrooms, garlic, and Italian seasoning to the pan. Continue sautéing for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, cream, and tortellini to the skillet. Give it a good stir and then cover the pan. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Uncover the pan and stir it. The tortellini will be cooked and the sauce should have reduced/thickened up a bit. Add in the spinach and stir continuously until it's wilted (about a minute or two). I found the sauce plenty as-is, but feel free to add a splash more cream if needed.
  • Stir in the parmesan and season with salt & pepper as needed. Serve immediately.


  • You don't have to pre-cook the tortellini. It cooks right in the sauce (and helps thicken it due to the starch released).
  • Veggie broth also works if you don't want to use chicken broth.


Calories: 734kcal, Carbohydrates: 64g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 42g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 135mg, Sodium: 900mg, Potassium: 452mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 2480IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 366mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Alicia says:

    Can I use Alfredo pasta sauce?

    1. Natasha says:

      I haven’t tested it, but should be fine.

  2. Lola says:

    Can you make this ahead of time? What is the best way to reheat?

    1. Natasha says:

      Hi! So, this isn’t one I’d make too far ahead of time. The tortellini will soak up the sauce and get more mushy as time goes on. If you do go this route (or reheating leftovers), I’d simply reheat it on the stove in a covered pan over a low heat so the sauce doesn’t separate.

  3. Ashley says:

    5 stars
    Easy AND crazy delicious! Adding it to my meal rotation. Thank you

    1. Natasha says:

      Yay!! So glad you liked it, Ashley! Thanks for the review!

  4. Carmen says:

    5 stars
    Simple yet excellent!! I used the large double pack of tortellini from Sam’s (48 oz) and tripled the rest of the ingredients as I have a very active 16 YO son that eats a LOT lol. He and husband both said they definitely wanted me to make again. Had a bit of leftovers that I know will be a good hearty snack for the boy!!

    1. Miranda @ Salt & Lavender says:

      Haha we’re so glad it’s hungry teenager approved, Carmen!! 🙂

    2. Ally says:

      Can you use frozen spinach for fresh?

      1. Natasha says:

        I recommend fresh. If using frozen, be sure to thaw and squeeze the water out thoroughly.

  5. Christina says:

    5 stars
    This recipe did not disappoint!!!! I add some steak I cooked on my smoker and it was amazing!!! Thank you will be making this again

    1. Natasha says:

      Wonderful!! Love the steak addition.

  6. Julia D says:

    5 stars
    Made this tonight and (no surprise!) was delicious! You are my go-to when I’m looking for a comfort pasta or dinner, or a regular weeknight staple! This one is an easy keeper 🙂

    1. Natasha says:

      Aww I’m so happy to hear that, thank you! Glad you enjoy this one too! 😀

  7. Kathleen Rybicki says:

    5 stars
    Easily my FAV rec!

    1. Natasha says:

      Excellent!! Thank you, Kathleen!

  8. Mary B says:

    5 stars
    Make this recipe all the time. Fast, easy, and it tastes like it takes way longer than it does!

    1. Natasha says:

      That’s great! Thanks so much for letting me know, Mary!

  9. Christelle D. says:

    5 stars
    Delicious! I was a bit tired to eat cheese tortellinis with tomato sauce. Your recipe was better than I expected.
    I liked that the recipe wasn’t taken forever to make. Perfect week night dinner.
    Next time I would probably add a little more spinach and maybe throw some bacon 😉

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you!! I’m so glad you liked it! And yes to the bacon and more spinach!! 😀

  10. Laszlo Pazár says:

    5 stars
    Good idea, thank you!