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Creamy Tortellini Skillet with (or without) Sausage

Creamy Tortellini Skillet with (or without) Sausage #tortellini #skilletdinner #tableforsevenblog @tableforseven #sausage #dinner #pasta

One pan. One hour. Dinner is ready! Your favorite tortellini mixed with a creamy sauce and your favorite sausage.

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. It’s kinda awesome.

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.

Here are a few notes:

  •  It would be super easy to toss in some spinach, shredded carrots, baby tomatoes, whatever works for you and your family.
  • 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!
  • Use any flavor of tortellini you wish. You don’t have to defrost it before adding. Toss it right in frozen.

Creamy Tortellini Skillet with (or without) Sausage is a perfect weeknight meal ready in no time!

Creamy Tortellini Skillet with (or without) Sausage #tortellini #skilletdinner #tableforsevenblog @tableforseven #sausage #dinner #pasta

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Creamy Tortellini Skillet with (or without) Sausage #tortellini #skilletdinner #tableforsevenblog @tableforseven #sausage #dinner #pasta
Yield: Serves: 6

Creamy Tortellini Skillet with (or without) Sausage

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

One pan. One hour. Dinner is ready!


  • 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. Slice turkey sausage into coin size pieces.
  2. Over medium heat, add canola oil into a large skillet (it will need a lid). Add in garlic and sausage. Cook until brown.
  3. Pour in spaghetti sauce, chicken broth and half/half. Stir to combined well.
  4. Add in frozen tortellini and stir to mix.
  5. Increase heat to a boil, then, reduce heat and cover with lid.
  6. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  7. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 435Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 991mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 27g

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Friday 14th of August 2020

why can't I pin this recipe?

Erin Table for Seven

Sunday 16th of August 2020

Hi Susan- You should be able to hover over either one of the pictures to pin this. I"m not sure why it's not working..maybe it's a browser issue? Here is a link to a direct pin- - Hope that helps!

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