Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Pasta
This Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Pasta is one of our favorite tortellini recipes. You only need one pan, a few simple ingredients, and 30 minutes or less to make this easy cheese tortellini recipe.
I’m so excited to share a new quick and easy dinner recipe. This Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Pasta is pure comfort food. It’s one of our favorite tortellini recipes! Cheese tortellini, smoked sausage, and rich tomato sauce… All in less than 30 minutes. It’s the perfect weeknight meal that everyone will love!
Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Pasta Ingredients
Here’s all you’ll need to make Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Pasta. Just seven simple ingredients here!
Start by coating the bottom of a 12-inch skillet or large dutch oven with a thin layer of olive oil, and heat over medium-high heat until it just starts to smoke.
Sausage Tortellini — What Kind Of Sausage?
Add the sliced sausage and arrange in a single layer. You can use any kind of smoked sausage for this recipe (turkey, chicken, pork, etc). We love Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage. I honestly cannot tell the difference between this and full-fat smoked sausage or andouille sausage in a side by side taste test. It is that good. And it is HALF the fat and calories of regular smoked sausage!
Cook until the sausages are well browned, about 3-4 minutes per side. Next add a couple of cloves of minced garlic, and stir around for about 30 seconds until golden and fragrant. Then add three-fourths of a cup of chicken broth and one 8-oz can of tomato sauce or one cup of your favorite spaghetti sauce…
And a half cup of regular or heavy cream. Feel free to substitute fat-free half and half here as well. It will still taste good, but the tortellini sauce just won’t be quite as creamy.
Next add the cheese tortellini to the tortellini sauce.
My Favorite Salt & Pepper Grinders
Finally season with salt and pepper to taste. I am seriously in love with these Trudeau Graviti Salt and Pepper Mills. I use them for everything!! All you do is turn it upside down and it automatically grinds fresh pepper and sea salt for you. No cranking or turning yourself! This pepper mill ranked #1 on my Five Kitchen Essentials Under $25
Back to the tortellini pasta recipe… Now stir everything up and let your cheese tortellini soak up this luscious tomato tortellini sauce :)
Bring tortellini sauce to a simmer, then cover, turn heat to low, and cook for 12 minutes until cheese tortellini are plump and tender.
Look how much our cheese tortellini have grown! They got huge!
Serve the tortellini pasta on a plate or a wide soup bowl.
I want to plant my face in this creamy, cheesy delicious tortellini pasta. This sausage adds a really nice smokiness to this dish. Weeknight dinner perfection!
Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Pasta
Yield: 4 servings.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb smoked turkey sausage
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup tomato sauce (or your favorite spaghetti sauce)
- 1/2 cup regular or heavy cream
- 9 oz tortellini
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until just starting to smoke. Add sausage and cook until well browned, about 3-4 minutes per side. Add garlic and stir until golden and fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Add broth, tomato sauce, cream, tortellini, and salt and pepper and stir to combine until simmering and bubbly.
- Cover and simmer over low heat for 12 minutes until tortellini are tender and heated through. Enjoy!!