Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Cheesy Sausage Tortellini

30 minutes, one pan, and super tasty! You're just 7 ingredients away from a new family favorite.

I adore quick and easy weeknight meals, but not if it's at the expense of flavor! After a long day of work, I rarely want to walk in the door and make an elaborate dinner - and I'm assuming you're the same, too! With very little hands on time needed, this dish is perfect for long days. Bonus: it was a huge hit! My husband, especially, loved it.

You simply brown sliced sausage, saute it in garlic for extra flavor, and then let it simmer with tomato sauce, cream, broth, and store bought tortellini. Once the pasta is cooked through, it's ready to serve!

It's creamy, cheesy, and smoky - what more do you need?

Cheesy Sausage Tortellini
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lb smoked sausage, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup heavy cream
9 ounce package refrigerated or frozen cheese tortellini (no need to thaw)
salt and pepper, to taste

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the sliced sausage (being careful to not overlap) and cook until well browned, about 3-4 minutes a side. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add the broth, tomato sauce, heavy cream, and tortellini. Stir well and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 12 minutes or until the pasta is tender and cooked through. 

Serve hot.

Slightly adapted from Kevin and Amanda

1 comment :

  1. I am making this tonight with Italian sausage. Can wait!


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