20-Minute Tuscan Tortellini with Sausage

delicious, simple Italian meal
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2 tbsp Olive oil
1 Onion small, chopped
4 cloves Garlic chopped
1 lb bulk Italian sausage casings removed
2 cups Pasta sauce tomato-based
1 (14-oz) can Diced tomatoes Italian diced tomatoes, with juices
2 cups Chicken broth
½ cup Half-and-half
19 oz Cheese tortellini frozen
3 cups Baby spinach torn to bite size
Black pepper freshly ground
Parmesan cheese freshly shaved/shredded

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20-Minute Tuscan Tortellini with Sausage


A trip to Tuscany a few years ago inspired this 20-Minute Tuscan Tortellini with Sausage dish. I was served a rustic, wholesome bowl of this delicious pasta in a taverna in Tuscany, and I just had to make my own version!

To make this dish, start by sauteing onion and garlic. Add Italian sausage and cook while breaking up. Once semi-cooked, combine with the onion and garlic mixture. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes with juices, broth, and half/half. Stir and simmer. Add the tortellini and stir well until the tortellini is submerged in the sauce. Cover and simmer until tender. Stir in spinach and freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately with freshly shredded Parmesan cheese.

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Steps to make 20-Minute Tuscan Tortellini with Sausage


Cook onion and garlic


Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add 1 small chopped onion and stir constantly for 30 seconds. Add 4 chopped cloves of garlic and stir for 2 more minutes or until aromatic and softened.


Cook sausage


Push the cooked onion mixture to the edges of the skillet. Add 1 pound of sausage to the center of the pan and cook while breaking with a wooden spoon. Once half-cooked, mix with the onion mixture and continue to cook until browned.


Make sauce


Add 2 cups of tomato sauce, 1 can of diced tomatoes with juices, 2 cups of broth, and ½ cup of half/half. Stir together and bring to a simmer.


Add tortellini


Add 19 ounces of frozen tortellini and stir to submerge the pasta in the sauce. Place a lid on the pan and simmer for 7-8 minutes, until tender.


Add spinach and season


Remove the pan from the heat and carefully stir in 3 cups of spinach. When the spinach is just wilted, season with freshly ground black pepper to taste.



Serve immediately with freshly shaved Parmesan cheese.

This 20-Minute Tuscan Tortellini with Sausage dish is quick, wholesome and tasty. If you try this recipe, please come back to leave a review below.

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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