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.
Servings: 4 people
- 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
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.
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