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Creamy Sausage Tortellini with Spinach, Tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese sauce

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! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 630 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Italian pork sausage or regular, fresh, uncooked, I used Jimmy Dean brand
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups spinach uncooked
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Add diced tomatoes (with the liquid from the can of diced tomatoes) to the skillet. Add red pepper flakes, paprika. Mix on low simmer.
  3. In a separate pan, cook tortellini according to the package instructions. Drain, and add them to the pan with the sausage and tomatoes.
  4. 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 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese and stir until the cheese melts.
  5. Taste, and add salt, extra paprika, and extra crushed red pepper flakes, if needed, to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Sausage Tortellini with Spinach, Tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 630 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 129mg43%
Sodium 1043mg45%
Potassium 630mg18%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 1935IU39%
Vitamin C 14.8mg18%
Calcium 230mg23%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.