ONE PAN, 20 MINUTE SAUSAGE TORTELLINI

October 21, 2013

As I shared in my post about my trip to southern Illinois, I watched a lot of baseball last weekend. I would have always identified as a Tigers fan, but my time on the visit renewed my interest in the playoffs this year. Staying up late and watching the games with family reminded me of simpler times in a way. It’s just good American baseball.

I also like this year’s playoffs because all of the teams are old, classic ones with strong history. As I write this, the Tigers trail the Red Sox 2-3, but by the time you read this, the series will be over and one of the two will be in the World Series. (I hope against the Cardinals). Go Tigers!

David and I ate this tortellini while watching game 3 and it was so cozy and delightful. He’s really raved about this ever since and requested it only three days later. Making a dinner two weeks in a row is highly rare in the Schultz residence. I actually think this might be the first time ever! That means it’s something special, indeed.

ONE PAN, 20 MINUTE, SAUSAGE TORTELLINI from Rachel Schultz

ONE PAN, 20 MINUTE, SAUSAGE TORTELLINI
Serves 3-4

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds sausage
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup vegetable broth
2 cups tomato sauce
1/2 cup heavy cream
18 ounces tortellini
Salt & pepper

Heat oil in a large skillet and cook sausages about 5-7 minutes, until sausages are browned throughout.

ONE PAN, 20 MINUTE, SAUSAGE TORTELLINI from Rachel Schultz

Add garlic and heat for 30 seconds. Remove sausages from skillet and slice into bit-size pieces. Return sausages to pan along with broth, tomato sauce, cream, and tortellini.

ONE PAN, 20 MINUTE, SAUSAGE TORTELLINI from Rachel Schultz

Season with salt & pepper. Cover and simmer for 12 minutes.

ONE PAN, 20 MINUTE, SAUSAGE TORTELLINI from Rachel Schultz

4.8 from 4 reviews
ONE PAN, 20 MINUTE, SAUSAGE TORTELLINI
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds sausage
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 18 ounces tortellini
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet and cook sausages about 5-7 minutes, until sausages are browned throughout.
  2. Add garlic and heat for 30 seconds.
  3. Remove sausages from skillet and slice into bit-size pieces.
  4. Return sausages to pan along with broth, tomato sauce, cream, and tortellini.
  5. Season with salt & pepper.
  6. Cover and simmer for 12 minutes.

Adapted from Kevin and Amanda.

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Comments

  • Alexis

    I just made this and every plate was licked clean! So good. Definitely a new house favorite.

  • Stephanie

    I’ve made this a couple of times now with fat free half and half, chicken sausage and tomato sauce. I like to throw in broccoli or spinach to cook at the end – it’s a really great, versatile recipe. Thanks!

  • Kerry

    Made this with Chicken broth and just as yummy. This is my third time making it. Sooooo good!

  • Myka

    did you cook the tortellini first or just add the frozen tortellini to the sauce?

  • Ericka

    I made this like two months ago, wow it was great!! My son who is very fussy said this is a keeper. I’m making it again tonight but not with tortellini only because I don’t have it.

  • THANK YOU! I am SUCH an awful cook. I’m terrified of cooking, actually. I really wanted to make something my boyfriend would like that I wouldn’t screw up… and just like your guy, he has asked for this dish two weeks in a row! Thanks to you, I finally have a go-to recipe!

  • Charissa

    Can I use precooked sausage?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Absolutely

  • Charissa

    Looks delicious! Im going to make this tonight! But can I buy the precooked sausage? And is it the breakfast sausage?

  • Laura

    I made your pad thai earlier this week and I’m trying this tonight! So glad I stumbled upon your page :)

  • Rachel

    Wonderful, easy recipe! We made this with a pound of browned hamburger meat and yum! Thanks, Rachel, for such a great weekday meal idea :)

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  • Liz

    This recipe is so easy and so delicious. Amazing!!!! Thank you!

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  • Anonymous

    This was an excellent dish. I would have cut down the sausage to 1#, but it was awesome!

  • Amy P

    Made this tonight with jarred spaghetti sauce, beef broth, and 1/2 lb of salami sausage. The sausage amount was about right; maybe up to a full pound next time. Pretty good! The husband liked it. I thought the flavour was a bit intense; next time I might sub some of the spaghetti sauce for regular tomato sauce.

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  • Fatima

    Hi Rachel,
    Great recipe! Would love to make this for my family. Do you need to boil the tortellini or do you throw it in dry and let it simmer for about 12 mins?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Dry, or even frozen!

  • Sarah

    Hi!

    I was wondering what you mean by tomato sauce? Do you mean the ready to use pasta sauce that comes in glass jars like prego or the more basic Tomato paste/sauce like hunts that usually comes in a tin?

    • Rachel Schultz

      The pasta sauce that comes in glass jars like prego.

  • Gabriela

    Making this tonight!

  • Samantha

    Loved it!
    it was so easy and sooooo good! =)

    • Rachel Schultz

      Great to hear it! Thanks Samantha.

  • Amy

    Just made this recipe. I added some Italian seasoning and a little frozen chopped spinach. One thing I might mention is that 2 pounds of sausage seemed to be too much for the proportion of chicken broth & tortellini. I had to add more chicken broth and tomato sauce that luckily I had on hand. Lastly, next time I make it, I might boil the tortellini a little ahead of time, as browning the sausage took longer than I thought it would. But I will make it again. This is a good recipe that is easy and tasty! Thanks!

  • Meaghan

    Did you use frozen or dried tortellini?? Looks so yummy :)

    • Rachel Schultz

      I used frozen, but either would work. Just keep an eye on ’em.

      • Anonymous

        Did you cook the tortellini first and then add to sauce or just add the frozen tortellini to the sauce??

        • Rachel Schultz

          Put them in frozen!

  • Vanessa H

    Looks delish, and pretty fast/easy for a weeknight dinner. Looking forward to trying it out. Thanks! :)

    • Rachel Schultz

      You’re welcome!

  • Rachel Schultz

    I used Jennie-O’s sweet italian turkey sausage.

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