Tender tortellini pasta filled with cheese or spinach is simmered along with Italian sausage in a rich and flavorful sauce to make this Sausage, Tortellini, and Spinach in a Creamy Tomato Sauce.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: tortellini, tortellini recipe
1poundHot or Mild Italian Sausage
1/2 medium onion, chopped small, about 2/3 cup
3(14) ounce canscrushed tomatoes
4ouncesbaby spinach, roughly chopped
1/2cup heavy cream
1/2cupParmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese, shredded(optional)
Cook and crumble the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the sausage has almost browned, add the onion and garlic. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes until the garlic is fragrant and the onion begins to soften.
Add the tomatoes and the tortellini to the skillet. Stir and reduce heat once the sauce comes to a simmer. Cover with lid and simmer softly until the tortellini is tender about 8-10 minutes.
Add the spinach and stir for 1-2 minutes until it wilts. Stir in the cream. Sprinkle each serving with cheese if desired. Enjoy!
I've used three cheese, spinach, and mushroom filled varieties of tortellini to make this recipe. Spinach is my personal favorite.