Sausage & Spinach Tortellini

 I made a meal a few months back when Alec was not going to be home and I just sort threw a bit of this and that in a pan and added some leftover past we had on hand. Well, my guys liked it so much they asked me to make it again and more of it! 


Now this recipe makes 12 servings (according to the tortellini packages!); my family really loves leftovers for breakfast and lunch so I try to make most pasta meals stretch. But in all honesty my guys are big eaters and this recipe made about 6 or 7 servings for them. 

Ingredients:

1 package sweet Italian sausage links; sliced

1 onion, diced

2 tsp. minced garlic

1 cup sliced carrots

1 cup beef broth

1 jar spaghetti sauce

2 packages (13 ounces total) tortellini; cooked and drained

1 large handful of fresh spinach (or about a cup of frozen spinach)

1 cup heavy cream


Sautee sausage, onion, garlic, and carrot slices in a large pan until sausage is cooked through and veggies are fork tender. 


Add in broth and spaghetti sauce and simmer (if using frozen spinach add it now).


Meanwhile in separate pan cook the tortellini according to package directions and drain. 

Add spinach and heavy cream to sauce and sausage just cooking for a few minutes to heat both of them through. Pour over pasta and mix together.




I immediately packaged up a few meals for lunches the next day (otherwise I've learned there might not be any leftovers).  I was told it heats up real well the next day too and isn't at all dry. 


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Comments

  1. Yum! That looks so good :)
    Ruth@playworkeatrepeat

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  2. Tortellini is such a delicious and versatile pasta! I like the sauce you made to use with it.

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    1. It sure is; we use it often for pasta salads too.

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  3. This sounds like something that my family would love, they love spinach but I am not a big fan.

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    1. You could easily sub. that out for another green vegetable or leave it out entirely.

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  4. This sounds so good! Anything with sausage is a hit for my family!

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  5. I'm not a fan of spinach, but could use cabbage instead I think!

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  6. Looks amazing, I love tortellini!

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  7. I love how you can put so many different veggies in this.
    XOOX
    Jodie

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  8. That looks delicious! I would maybe even add in some frozen peas. I cannot imagine feeding three teenage boys!

    https://marshainthemiddle.com/

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    1. Definitely; peas would be a great addition.

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  9. Yum! That looks delicious!
    Sarah @ Sunshine & Books

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  10. Love meals like this! I decided I am not as big of a fan of the tortellini with cheese in it so I usually sub out for normal, but fun shaped pastas!

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  11. What a great idea and it looks delicious!

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  12. Sausage and pasta -- what's not to love?!

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  13. Oh my goodness! This sounds amazing!

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  14. This is my favorite type of dinner, it sounds great~I love that you added fresh spinach
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you! I love to try and sneak as many veggies in as I can.

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  15. Looks delicious Joanne! Top pick next week for me!

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  16. Joanne, this sounds delightful. Bookmarking so I can try later. Yum

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  17. Looks and sounds delicious. We love pasta of all types. I am happy to feature your Sausage Spinach Tortellini recipe at Love Your Creativity.

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  18. This really looks like a hearty and delicious dish - and easy!! I'd be honored if you shared this at our party! https://www.lazygastronome.com/whats-for-dinner-sunday-link-up-468/

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    1. Aw, thank you! I have shared it at What's for Dinner.

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  19. This sounds fabulous, Joanne! It’s great when you just throw in things and a wonderful meal is created.

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