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One Pan Tortellini with Sausage

This tortellini with sausage recipe is a quick, easy, flavorful, and comforting dinner that's made all in one pan! Fewer dishes means more time to relax. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword tortellini with sausage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 585kcal

Ingredients

  • 10.6 ounces Italian sausages crumbled, see note
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (14 fluid ounce) can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1/2 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1 (9 ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh baby spinach
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese to taste

Instructions

  • Take the sausage meat out of the casings and crumble it into a skillet. Cook it over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until it's browned. Drain the fat and leave the sausage in the pan.
  • Add the garlic, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, cream, and tortellini. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the tortellini is cooked and the sauce has reduced to your liking. Cooking the tortellini in the sauce helps thicken it (it releases starch).
  • Stir in the spinach and let it wilt. Season with salt & pepper as needed and serve with fresh parmesan sprinkled over top.

Notes

  • I used 3 sausages from a 5-pack of Johnsonville mild Italian sausages. Anything around 10.6 oz will work, or you can even use more sausage meat if you wish. Try hot Italian sausages if you want some heat!
  • I do not recommend substituting the heavy cream because the acidity in the tomatoes will likely curdle milk or half-and-half.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

Nutrition

Calories: 585kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1045mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1960IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 4mg