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Creamy Tortellini with Sausage and Spinach sits on a black plate, garnished with a sprig of flat leaf parsley. Around the perimeter of the plate is an intricate design made with tomato sauce. On the right is a fork, a bunch of flat leaf parsley, and a small black bowl of chopped onions. In the upper left is a pile of spinach. The plate sits on a white and red checkered tea towel. Everything sits on a white marble background.
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5 from 3 votes

Creamy Tortellini With Sausage and Spinach

This creamy tortellini with sausage and spinach is the perfect comfort food for a cold, winter night! Garnish with fresh parsley if desired, and serve with a roll or a piece of bread.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy dinner ideas, tortellini recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 462.6kcal
Author: The Panicked Foodie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 oz sweet italian sausage
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 package (16 oz) tortellini

Instructions

  • Heat extra light olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat until it starts to shimmer. Add in bell pepper and onion. Saute for 5-7 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute, or until fragrant.
  • Start a pot of boiling water to cook the tortellini. Remove vegetables from the pan. Add a little more extra light olive oil to the pan and heat over medium-high heat until it starts to shimmer. Add sausage and cook 4-5 minutes, or until cooked all the way through.
  • Add tortellini to the pot of boiling water and cook according to package directions.
  • To the pan with the browned sausage, add back the vegetable mixture, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and cream cheese. Cook until cream cheese is melted, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in the spinach. Cook until wilted, stirring occasionally.
  • Add cooked and drained tortellini to the pan, stir until coated. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired and serve with a roll or a piece of bread.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 462.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 55.7g | Protein: 24.3g | Fat: 16.6g | Saturated Fat: 8.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 106.3mg | Sodium: 1093.2mg | Potassium: 752mg | Fiber: 3.7g | Sugar: 9.1g | Vitamin A: 1443.6IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 173.4mg | Iron: 2.9mg