Butternut Squash and Spinach Tortellini

Creamy Butternut Squash and Spinach Tortellini – perfect holiday recipe for Christmas or Thanksgiving. It will work great as a holiday side dish or main dish. Or, if you love butternut squash, you can make it anytime of year!

You will love the flavorful creamy sauce prepared with freshly made butternut squash puree and spiced up with lemon pepper, nutmeg and paprika!  It makes this Creamy Butternut Squash and Spinach Tortellini very special.

This is one of those truly seasonal recipes – perfect in the Fall and in the Winter when the fresh butternut squash abounds!  This dish is great on its own, as a meatless entree, it’s also great with grilled chicken.

Butternut Squash and Spinach Tortellini
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
This is a great recipe to make during the holidays (Christmas or Thanksgiving). Easy and healthy holiday side dish or main dish. Butternut Squash and Spinach Tortellini in a creamy sauce. 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories274 kcal
  • 1 cup butternut squash puree
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 2 cups tortellini uncooked
  • 8 oz spinach , uncooked, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  1. Add 1 cup of butternut squash puree, 1 cup of half and half, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, a pinch of paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to the large skillet, on medium heat. While heating, stir all the ingredients to combine. Add about 1/4 teaspoon of lemon pepper seasoning - don't add all of it at once, add a little and add more, to your taste. Add the spinach on top of the mixture, cover with the lid, remove from heat. Let the spinach wilt in the pan, covered, off heat.

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