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
Keyword sausage tortellini, tortellini
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 40minutes
16ozItalian pork sausageor regular, fresh, uncooked, I used Jimmy Dean brand
¼teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes
1cuphalf and half
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.