Creamy Italian Sausage and Tortellini

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This creamy Italian Sausage and Tortellini is a perfect quick weeknight dinner. It’s quick and easy and the cream sauce is lighter, but still full of flavor. 

Creamy Italian Sausage and Tortellini. An easy weeknight dinner recipe that comes together fast. It's a lighter Italian dish with lot of great flavor.

Creamy Italian Sausage and Tortellini

  1. In a large skillet, cook the sausage through. Meanwhile cook the tortellini according to package instructions.
  2. When sausage is cooked through add tomatoes, spinach and cream cheese. Cook over low heat until spinach wilts and cream cheese is melted.
  3. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Toss in the cooked tortellini.
  4. Serve immediately with basil and Parmesan if desired.
Creamy Italian Sausage and Tortellini. An easy weeknight dinner recipe that comes together fast. It's a lighter Italian dish with lot of great flavor.

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Creamy Italian Sausage and Tortellini. An easy weeknight dinner recipe that comes together fast. It's a lighter Italian dish with lot of great flavor.

Creamy Italian Sausage and Tortellini

This creamy Italian Sausage and Tortellini is a perfect quick weeknight dinner. It’s quick and easy and the cream sauce is lighter, but still full of flavor.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 -6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 3 Italian Sausage Links
  • 20 ounces cheese tortellini
  • 1 can Italian diced tomatoes undrained
  • 4 ounces cream cheese I use the reduced fat version
  • A handful or two of fresh spinach if desired
  • Torn basil if desired
  • Fresh grated Parmesan for serving

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, cook the sausage through. Meanwhile cook the tortellini according to package instructions.
  • When sausage is cooked through add tomatoes, spinach and cream cheese. Cook over low heat until spinach wilts and cream cheese is melted.
  • Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Toss in the cooked tortellini.
  • Serve immediately with basil and Parmesan if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving · Calories: 747kcal · Carbohydrates: 73g · Protein: 33g · Fat: 36g · Saturated Fat: 17g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g · Cholesterol: 121mg · Sodium: 1182mg · Fiber: 4g · Sugar: 5g
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Creamy Italian Sausage and Tortellini. An easy weeknight dinner recipe that comes together fast. It's a lighter Italian dish with lot of great flavor.

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Creamy Italian Sausage and Tortellini. An easy weeknight dinner recipe that comes together fast. It's a lighter Italian dish with lot of great flavor.

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  1. Angelina says

    A very tasty & easy dish. I made some changes to suit my family. I used Turkey Italian Sausage, low sodium tomatoes & Nufrachel cheese, I added a LOT of Baby Spinach, since we love it, including the kiddoes (believe it or not). Thanks for this terrific recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

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