Creamy Tomato Tortellini with Sausage Recipe
- 1 package (19 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
- 2 fully cooked Italian chicken sausage links (3 ounces each), sliced
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, undrained
- 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
- 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and stir sausage over medium-high heat 4-5 minutes or until browned. Add tomatoes and spinach; cook and stir just until spinach is wilted. Stir in cream cheese until melted.
- 2. Drain tortellini; add to sausage mixture. Toss to combine. Yield: 6 servings.
1-1/3 cups: 298 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 824mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.
Reviews for Creamy Tomato Tortellini with Sausage
"This is a favorite recipe of mine. I like to substitute low-fat greek yogurt for the cream cheese to save a few calories!"
"This was so simple and easy. I did use full fat cream cheese, because I already had that on hand and I did sprinkle parmesan over the top, when I served it. Delicious."
"Simple to assemble on a busy work night. Any type of chicken sausage would work. I topped with a bit of crushed red pepper for some spice."
"quick and easy! Instead of frozen tortellini, we used the bag stuff, which was only 12 oz. We liked a lot of sauce so did the full amount of sauce. I didn't do all the sausage though because it seemed like too much. Hubby and I loved it! Next time I will add more onion and garlic and maybe mix in some shredded parmesan!"
"This was good, but needed a little sonethin' somethin'. I added a few shakes of Jane's Krazy Salt seasoning, but it needed something else. Next time I'll add more sausage, and some fresh garlic. Also, maybe some Better 'n Boullion will do the trick. Just maybe 1/2 a teaspoon or so. I'll make it again, but needs a bit of tweaking to make it awesome. Enjoyed the recipe, though."
"This was so easy to make and very tasty. Loved it!"
"Tried this not very tasty - rather boring. I won't try this again."
"Very tasty and easy. This will definitely be one of my new go to meals."
"Did I miss something? I can only see 2 ingredients for the sauce - diced tomatoes and cream cheese. The recipe description says there are 3 ingredients. Is it meaning that the sausage or spinach is part of the sauce? That doesn't sound right to me."
"This is now a regular meal for my family!! So easy and a definite crowd pleaser. 5 stars!!"
"Easy and delicious!"
"Awesome recipe- easy to make and tasty. May try next time to add mushrooms or zuccini for added flavors and textures. It was so good, my picky eater daughter asked for seconds."
"quick, easy and delicious! What else do you want? My family loves this!"
"This recipe was quick...easy....and the whole family loved it. Definately a keeper!!!"
"Exchange the sausage for shrimp."
"We have made this dish several times and LOVE it"
"I have 5 extremely picky kids and they all loved this. I have made it 4 times since I tried it the first time 2 months ago. A definite keeper!"
"Wow! Could not believe something so easy to make would be so delicious! Will definitely be making this again. Whole family, even the baby, liked it. :-D"
"This was a great and quick meal that I will make again. I substituted frozen kale, and used ground Italian sausage with great results."
"I doubles the tomatoes and cheese, we like more sauce. Love this!!!!!!!"
"Think the cream cheese resulted in a sweet sauce that we didn't care for. Perhaps substituting heavy cream mixed with corn starch would result in a more pleasing to our palate outcome."
"I am so excited about this recipe! I made it last night in about 15 minutes and it was completely delicious. I substituted bow tie pasta for the tortellini and turkey kielbasa for the chicken sausage because that's what I had on hand. I also used frozen spinach, right out of the bag. Sooooooo yummy with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese on top and some garlic bread. I will make this once a week! Love the sauce with cream cheese. Never thought of that for a pasta sauce!"
"Very easy recipe...like that I can keep all but the fresh spinach in my pantry and whip up with little head time. I did add baby bella mushrooms, an onion and some fresh basil to bulk up the recipe a bit. But the flavor was there even without those additions....the garlic canned tomatoes do the trick well!"
"I made this recipe a few weeks ago. I used half the spinach and more meat than what was called for. I hardly ate any because I used hot Italian sausage and it was too spicy for me, but it tasted good. And my husband loved it too."
"I didn't have diced tomatoes- replaced with stewed. The 6 kids I fed were all happy and 2 were super picky. Before adding tortellini I put some aside for the Gluten free diet adult. I doubled the recipe and fed 2 adults, a hungry teenager and 5 kids with enough for 2-3 small lunches. It goes in the rotation!"
"This was easy and tasty. I had plenty of sauce for the whole package. I added minced garlic since I did not have a can of tomatoes with garlic and onion. I used four chicken italian sausages and extra spinach since I was feeding men and boys."
"My husband and I both liked this a lot. I did buy fresh Italian chicken sausage & this recipe is delicious as is :)"
"Super easy. We really liked this."
"The only substitution to this recipe that I made was replacing the sausage with turkey bacon. I was making this recipe for myself and didn't want to purchase a package of sausage for just 2 links. I had bacon already in the fridge. I enjoyed the recipe. It is easy to put together in a hurry and would be good for working parents who want a quick dinner on the table. I felt like there wasn't enough sauce for all 19 oz of the tortellini so I didn't add it all in. Also, for my liking, I added half the spinach. A whole 6 oz bag would be a lot of spinach in relation to the other ingredients. Use your own judgement and taste for that. Just be cautious adding all the pasta in; it may be on the dry side. I will definitely make again."
"This was great! I was tired after a long day and was just about to pick up pizza AGAIN when I realized I had all the ingredients for this at home. It tasted a lot like a restaurant recipe. I did sauté 1/4 of an onion with the sausage and threw in a little thyme and fennel in the sauce. I might try adding mushrooms next time just because we like them."
"Simple and delicious! I made 2 versions... As written and Tweaked version, both received amazing reviews from our guests."
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.