Creamy Tortellini Skillet with (or without) Sausage

May 30, 2017

Creamy Tortellini Skillet with (or without) Sausage: Table for Seven

One pan. One hour. Dinner is ready!
This is one of my favorite ways to cook dinner. Toss your ingredients into a giant skillet and it all cooks up nice and neat within an hour. Dinner is one pan. Fabulous stuff.

Alright...you have to be responsible,add a veggie somewhere in your dinner. Mine does not have a vegetable.  Not shocking, most of my dishes don't.

My kids eat vegetables. So do I. Really. Honest. But, most of them seem to do better when they are separate from the rest of the dish. Yeah, they are weird that way. The whole hiding veggies in your kids food does not work great around here. Carrots tossed in pasta, doesn't work. But, give them has a side with the pasta, it does.


We just go with it or we wind up with a couple dinner plates with the veggies picked out and children telling me their carrots look 'weird' and they won't eat them.  Hence, wasted carrots. Does this happen any place else besides my house? Please tell me it does.

Anyway it would be super easy to toss in some spinach, shredded carrots, baby tomatoes, whatever works for you and your family.  Also, if you aren't a big fan of sausage, leave it out. This dish is delicious with or without it.  You can also go with turkey sausage or beef. Again, whatever works for you.

A perfect weeknight meal ready in no time-





Creamy Tortellini Skillet with (or without) Sausage

by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:30
Cook Time: 00:30`
Ingredients (Serves: 6)
  • 12 oz turkey sausage
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 19 oz frozen tortellini
  • 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
Slice turkey sausage into coin size pieces.
Over medium heat, add canola oil into a large skillet (it will need a lid). Add in garlic and sausage. Cook until brown.
Pour in spaghetti sauce, chicken broth and half/half. Stir to combined well.
Add in frozen tortellini and stir to mix.
Increase heat to a boil, then, reduce heat and cover with lid.
Cook for 12-15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese before serving.

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