Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini

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One pan meals are one of my favorite types of meals to make for busy weeknight dinners! This one pan creamy Italian sausage tortellini is easy to make and takes 30 minutes or less to make. I made this with Italian sausage, but it is also really good with ground beef.

Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 15 oz jar Rao’s Alfredo sauce
  • 15 oz Rao’s Marinara sauce
  • 19 oz frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Parsley flakes

Make Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini

There is hardly any prep work involved in this recipe making it super easy! Start by chopping an onion.

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add one pound of Italian Sausage to the skillet. I am using my 12 inch cast iron skillet for this recipe, but any large skillet will work.

Cook the onions and Italian sausage in the skillet until the meat is browned and there is no pink left.

Italian Sausage

Drain the Italian sausage well and add 1 tbsp of minced garlic. Stir the meat and garlic together well.

Over medium low heat add one jar of Alfredo sauce and about 15oz of Marinara to the skillet. I used Rao’s band for both the Alfredo sauce and the Marinara sauce.

You can use any sauce you prefer, but may need to adjust the seasonings based on the brand of sauce you use.

Add one bag of frozen tortellini, 1 tbsp of Italian seasoning and 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes. Stir the Italian sausage, tortellini, sauces, and seasonings together well.

Seasonings

Make sure the frozen tortellini is covered in the sauce this will help make sure that it cooks evenly in the pan.

Cover with a lid and cook for about 5 minutes or until the tortellini is tender and cooked through.

Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and cover with a lid until the cheese melts or pop it in the oven at 400 degrees until the cheese melts.

Serve Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini

Once the cheese has melted, it’s time to eat! I like to top the skillet with a little bit of dried parsley.

Serve with a Caesar salad and some bread sticks or garlic bread!

Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • I have found that frozen tortellini works the best for this recipe, but refrigerated fresh tortellini at the grocery store would work as well. 
  • Feel free to add in some mushrooms or spinach as well to add in more veggies!
  • Serve alongside a delicious salad and some garlic bread or breadsticks. 
  • Fresh minced garlic or jarred garlic work great in this recipe. 
  • If you would like to add in some spice to this dish use spicy Italian sausage to kick up the heat!
  • Shred your own block of mozzarella cheese for a creamier consistency!
  • One pound of ground beef could be used in place of the Italian sausage.
  • I used Rao’s Alfredo and Marinara sauce for this recipe, but any brand of sauce should work. I recommend tasting the dish and adjusting any seasoning as necessary based on the sauce you use.
Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini

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Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini

Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini

This is an easy and delicious one pan pasta dish that takes less than 30 minutes to make and the whole family will enjoy!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tortellini, sausage, Italian sausage, skillet meal
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 15 oz jar Rao’s Alfredo sauce
  • 15 oz Rao’s Marinara sauce
  • 19 oz frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Parsley flakes

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add Italian sausage and a chopped onion. Cook until meat is browned. Drain grease.
  • Turn heat down to medium low heat. Add minced garlic, Alfredo sauce, marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes. Stir everything together well.
  • Add frozen cheese tortellini to the skillet and stir well. Make sure tortellini is well covered by the sauce. Cover with a lid and cook for a few minutes or until tortellini is tender.
  • Top with shredded mozzarella cheese and put in the oven at 400 degrees for just a few minutes to melt the cheese. You can also let it sit on the stove covered until the cheese melts. Top with dried parsley and serve!
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. I used a different brand of alfredo sauce, but other than that, didn’t change anything else. Will definitely make again. Plenty of leftovers.

  2. 5 stars
    Ever since I discovered him on Facebook with his videos, I have learned a great deal about cooking. The dishes are simple and always taste delicious! His videos are my go to when I can’t decide what to make!

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