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Tortellini and sliced smoked sausage in a whie bowl covered in tomato sauce

Cheesy Sausage Tortellini

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pasta, Sausage, Weeknight Favorites
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Ashley Lecker


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb smoked turkey sausage, sliced into bite sized rounds
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ⅔ cups chicken broth
  • 15 oz can of tomato sauce
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 18 oz cheese tortellini
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Heat olive oil in a large rimmed skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add sausage and brown on both sides. Add garlic and stir until golden, about 20-30 seconds.
  • Add broth, tomato sauce, cream, tortellini, and stir to combine. Bring to a light simmer. 
  • Cover and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes until tortellini are tender and sauce has reduced.


The sauce will become thicken as the pasta cools. 
Half and Half can be substituted, but it will result is a slightly thinner sauce. 
Recipe adapted from: Kevin and Amanda