Creamy Sausage Tortellini with Spinach, Tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese sauce - Italian style easy dinner! Buy those pre-made tortellini in the store, smother them with this delicious homemade creamy sauce, and your dinner is ready!
Creamy Mozzarella, Sausage, Spinach, and Tomato Tortellini - easy, delicious pasta dinner that's easy to make, yet it tastes like something you would get in a good Italian restaurant. You'll love this recipe and the simplicity of how to make it.
For this recipe, I used fresh pork sausage (uncooked), Jimmy Dean brand, the kind of sausage that comes uncooked in a sausage roll, 16 oz. I used the regular pork sausage, and the Italian sausage can be used too. I like to use this kind of sausage, because it's flavorful, simple, crumbly and easy to cook.
Sausage is cooked first, the fat is drained, the diced tomatoes from the can (including the liquid from the can) are added. Next, cook the tortellini, and add it to the same skillet. Then, you pretty much combine the rest of the ingredients together. That's how easy it is to make this sausage pasta dinner.
Creamy Sausage Tortellini with Spinach, Tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese sauce
- 16 oz Italian pork sausage or regular, fresh, uncooked, I used Jimmy Dean brand
- 14 oz diced tomatoes
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- ⅛ teaspoon paprika
- 2 cups cheese tortellini
- 2 cups spinach uncooked
- 1 cup half and half
- ¼ cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
- salt to taste
- In a large skillet, cook sausage, crumbling it and stirring, on medium heat until done and no longer pink. Drain the fat from the skillet.
- Add diced tomatoes (with the liquid from the can of diced tomatoes) to the skillet. Add red pepper flakes, paprika. Mix on low simmer.
- In a separate pan, cook tortellini according to the package instructions. Drain, and add them to the pan with the sausage and tomatoes.
- Add uncooked spinach, mix. Add half and half, bring to gentle boil, reduce to simmer, cover with lid and let spinach wilt for a couple of minutes, covered. Remove the lid, stir. Bring the mixture to a gentle medium boil. Add ¼ cup mozzarella cheese and stir until the cheese melts.
- Taste, and add salt, extra paprika, and extra crushed red pepper flakes, if needed, to taste.
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This was so easy to make and my family loved it! Such a fast quick meal! I used hot sausage and it was so good!
Autumn, I am so happy you loved this recipe! Thank you for this wonderful comment! ❤️
Hi! I’m serving this for dinner with friends and wonder if I need to serve it immediately after cooking or can I let it sit in a warm oven until we’re ready to eat?
Maryam, I would serve this immediately because the cheese-based sauces tend to lose their texture when they cool off.
Fabulous dinner. My husband loved t!
Sarah, thank you! 🙂
Hi Julia, big fan of yours ! Do you think I could put this in the crockpot?
Kathy, I haven't made this in a crockpot so I am not sure. 🙂 Thank you for trusting my recipes! 🙂