Creamy One Pot Tortellini with Sausage

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This Creamy One Pot Tortellini with Sausage is a delicious meal that whips up in less than 30 minutes. The seasonings in the sauce make it so flavorful!

Creamy One Pot Tortellini with Sausage and broccoli

This One Pot Tortellini is a great meal for when you are in a hurry and need to get dinner on the table quick! Especially this time of year when the kids are back in school, I find myself always falling back on these types of dishes. This cooks up in less than 30 minutes and has everything you need in one pot. If you love one-pot meals, try my other favorite one-pot meal: Teriyaki Chicken Bowls.

Pick any veggies

You can use just broccoli as the vegetable in this dish, or you can use a “garden mix” of veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots). We have also used squash, zucchini, onions and peppers. If you use onions and/or peppers, just saute them up with the sausage and add a little extra oil. SO YUMMY. We have done this and added a little Cajun seasoning and all I can say is, oh my!

Can I make this healthier?

You can be as creative as you need with this dish. I love the creaminess of the sauce. If you want to make it even cheesier, sprinkle some mozzarella over the top right before serving. If you are watching your calories, use fat-free cream cheese. There is so much flavor already in the dish, you will hardly be able to tell you used the fat free. And since you can load it up with different veggies, it’s a great way to get some of those vitamins and minerals into your kids’ bodies (and yours!) without really noticing.

What to serve on the side?

The pairing of soup with salad always seems to make sense. So if you’re looking for a great salad to put on the side of this delicious soup, try one of these:

How to Make Creamy One Pot Tortellini with Sausage

Creamy One Pot Tortellini with Sausage and broccoli

Creamy One-Pot Tortellini

5 from 3 votes
This Creamy One Pot Tortellini with Sausage is a delicious meal that whips up in less than 30 minutes. The seasonings in the sauce make it so flavorful!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and saute until brown and slightly crispy on each side. Add garlic and saute another minute.
  • Add broccoli, tortellini, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, basil and oregano.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover, and simmer for appx. 7-8 minutes or until broccoli is cooked through.
  • Add Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, and salt and pepper to taste, stir until well combined.
  • When cream cheese has melted in, heat on LOW for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 445kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 20gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 1423mgPotassium: 774mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1170IUVitamin C: 64.8mgCalcium: 254mgIron: 3.8mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. Made this tonight, had to use chive and onion cream cheese, used a can of tomato soup instead of sauce cuz that’s what I had, was absolutely delicious!
    Will be making again, & again!
    Thanks!

    1. I just made this tonight and that was the only cream cheese I had, it turned out fabulous!!!!
      Go for it!

  2. 5 stars
    This is my go to for an easy yummy dinner, I like using fresh basil instead of the dried. 🙂

  3. I’m using buitoni tortellini that I just bought that is in the fridge, I didn’t freeze it. Do I need to boil it first or can I just throw it in towards the end so it heats up?

  4. Do you use the shredded Parmesan cheese that is in a shaker, or freshly shredded whole Parmesan cheese? Thanks!

  5. Just made this tonight for my family and it was a hit! I served it with Cheddar biscuits, it was the perfect compliment. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Sorry, most of our recipes do not have the nutritional information. You should easily be able to find it putting it in a nutrition calculator like liveStrong.com

  6. I can’t afford using all that cream cheese – too expensive. Have you used any other alternatives? e.g., some cream of celery/broccoli soup? Or even just broth?

    1. I haven’t tried it with any substitutions like that– it would probably be ok with just diced tomatoes. It wouldn’t be creamy but it would probably still taste good!

    2. My husband does not like cream cheese so I used 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream and increased the chicken broth to one cup instead. It was delicious but more like a soup than creamy.

  7. Can I use crushed tomatoes, I really don’t eat tomatoes, but use the crushed ones instead. Would this ruin the recipe? Other than that, the recipe sounds wonderful.

    1. Crushed tomatoes would be fine. 🙂 It am sure it will still turn out pretty much the same– you just won’t have chunks of tomatoes