Sausage One-Pot Tortellini


Sausage One-Pot Tortellini

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: MainDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 white onion diced

  • 1 lb mild Italian sausage

  • 1 tbs olive oil

  • 3 tsp minced garlic

  • 3/4 cup chicken broth

  • 14 oz patite diced tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 9 oz fresh tortellini

  • 2.5 cups fresh spinach

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

  • (Optional to thicken sauce 1 tbs cornstarch & 1 tbs water whisked together)


  • In a large pot heat the oil then add the onion and ground sausage cook the sausage through. Remove any excess grease from the sausage once its cooked
  • Add the garlic and stir for 20 seconds or until fragrant
  • Add broth, diced tomatoes, cream, and tortellini to the skillet stir to combine and bring up to a simmer
  • Cover with a lid and let simmer for 10-15 mins or until tortellini is cooked
  • If you want the sauce thicker add the cornstarch slurry once the tortellini is cooked and stir to combine
  • Add salt and pepper and spinach. Once the spinach wilts down serve

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  1. Danielle Dellos

    I can’t wait to make this tonight! I happen to have all the ingredients on hand.

  2. I made this recipe for dinner and everyone loved it. Very easy and quick. Thanks Julia!

  3. Perry and Cheryl

    My husband loves to cook when I give up the kitchen and after we saw this recipe he kept saying all week he was going to make it while I was yard saling

    Oh my gosh! It was awesome, we used TN hot sausage. That was the only change. We will make this again and again

    Thanks for your creativity in cooking.
    God bless you and your family

  4. Perry and Cheryl

    Oops it was your sausage recipe I was commenting on..sorry maybe you can switch my remarks to that..

  5. Mary Jo Raube

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was a big hit! Thank you for your recipes and videos- they are the best

  6. Lightning fast to make and super flavorful. It’s been added to my family-favorites list and I keep the sausage & tortellini on-hand (frozen) to use when time is short. So much better (and faster!) than going for take-out.

  7. This was just ok. May have been the sausage I picked out. Easy to put together but I probably won’t make again.

  8. This one is crazy delicious and has great, delicate flavor with the pink sauce that forms from the tomatoes and heavy cream- oh my goodness! We both loved it, and I was delighted to enjoy the frozen leftover portions on workdays thereafter. What a treat this meal was! Thank you for exposing me to cooking with new ingredients. I had never cooked with mild Italian sausage before…you are so fun!

  9. Midwest Cook

    Stopping in to say (again! I posted as MNCook before) that this is a superb recipe. I’ve made it every 4 months or so since 2021. For us, this is about 6 meal-sized servings, ladled into bowls with crusty bread beside to mop up the last bites of sauce. I do use the suggested cornstarch/water thickener.

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