ONE PAN, 20 MINUTE SAUSAGE TORTELLINI

October 21, 2013

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. This tomato cream sauce is kind of a necessary part of any pasta lifestyle.

David and I ate this tortellini watching game three of the world series and it was so cozy and delightful.

He’s really raved about it REPEATEDLY ever since and requested it only three days later.

One Pan, 20 Minute Sausage Tortellini
Serves four

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound sausage, sliced
1 cup vegetable broth
24 ounces (about 2 and 1/2 cups) tomato pasta sauce
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 pound frozen tortellini
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flake
Fresh oregano (optional)

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and brown for 4 minutes, stirring once.

Add vegetable broth, tomato pasta sauce, heavy cream, tortellini, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and red pepper flake to pan.

Reduce heat to low and cover, cooking for 12 minutes. Top with fresh oregano (optional).

4.8 from 4 reviews
ONE PAN, 20 MINUTE SAUSAGE TORTELLINI
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound sausage, sliced
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 24 ounces (about 2 and ½ cups) tomato pasta sauce
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 pound frozen tortellini
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flake
  • Fresh oregano (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and brown for 4 minutes, stirring once.
  2. Add vegetable broth, tomato pasta sauce, heavy cream, tortellini, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and red pepper flake to pan.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cover, cooking for 12 minutes. Top with fresh oregano (optional).

Adapted from Kevin and Amanda.

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Comments

  • Kelly Giguere

    May I ask, what kind/brand of tomato sauce do you use? My family and I have loved all of the recipes we have tried from your website so far! Thanks so much for the tasty, easy recipes and beautiful pictures that go along with them!!

    • Rachel Schultz

      My favorite is probably Mid’s but it’s a little pricey.

  • 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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