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Sausage and Cheese Tortellini Pasta

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Italian


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 for this easy cheese tortellini recipe.



  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Add broth, tomato sauce, cream, tortellini, and salt and pepper and stir to combine until simmering and bubbly.
  3. Cover and simmer over low heat for 12 minutes until tortellini are tender and heated through. Enjoy!!