One skillet and 20 minutes will get this delicious Skillet Tuscan Tortellini on the table. Everything, including the tortellini, gets cooked up in one big pan. Busy weeknights, we’ve got you covered..
Delicious Tortellini Recipe in One Pan
The other day I was driving along and it started to rain. The Littles and I noticed runners, bikers, and walkers who simply kept on keeping on. No umbrellas or raincoats.
I’ve run in everything from showers to downpours and never by choice. Most of the time, I opt to book it as fast as I can. There exists no better workout than trying to beat a storm.
We have to chuckle at our old Californian selves. At the slightest sign of a sprinkle, most of us drew out our umbrellas, ready to do battle. When we moved to the Midwest, I suddenly felt like the only person who keeps an umbrella. I still have my emergency umbrella in the car, but I’ve learned to let myself get rained on. You know, when in Rome…
Speaking of which, some things are simply meant to be drenched. Not people, but food. Food like tortellini. Little bites of chewy, cheesy, tender tortellini simply live to be drenched.
This Tuscan Tortellini recipe is wonderfully drenched in sauce. Savory, flavorful, robust sauce.
Easy Cheese Tortellini Dinner
I habitually take classic dishes and have a party with putting fun spins and twists on them. I love putting dashes of love and personal touches into foods my family and friends eagerly dive into.
This 20-Minute Skillet Tuscan Tortellini takes everyday ingredients and melds it together into something special.
In every bite, you’ll get tender, cheesy tortellini drenched in a rich and savory sauce. Robust Italian flavors shine through with tomatoes, garlic, onions, bell peppers, garlic, sausage, spinach, and Parmesan cheese.
All your favorite Italian flavors are tossed into one big pan. It’s comfort food with big, bold flavors – a dinner that’s destined for regular rotation.
Ingredient Options and Substitutions
Feel free to play around with fun alternatives for your tortellini dinner:
- Try chopped kale leaves instead of spinach
- Fire-roasted tomatoes with juices are a great alternative to Italian diced tomatoes
- Try your favorite cooked sausage links, diced or sliced, in lieu of the ground sausage
- Go meatless and add more vegetables if you’d like
- If you live in an area where half & half liquid cream isn’t readily available, you can use a mixture of milk and heavy cream instead.
You may also want this gnocchi dinner:
Just 20 minutes and one skillet is all you’ll need to get this delish Tuscan Tortellini on the table. Everything, including the tortellini, gets cooked up in one big pan. Busy weeknights, here we come.
- 2 TB olive oil
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 lb bulk Italian sausage (no casings)
- 1 1/2 cups tomato-based pasta sauce
- 1 (14oz) can Italian diced tomatoes, with juices
- 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 19 oz frozen cheese tortellini
- 3 cups baby spinach, torn to bite size
- freshly ground black pepper
- freshly shaved/shredded Parmesan cheese
- In a very large skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Stir constantly until fragrant, 30 seconds. Push mixture to the edges of pan and add sausage into the center of pan. Cook and break up sausage; once it’s half-cooked, stir together with the vegetable mixture and continue cooking until browned.
- Add pasta sauce, tomatoes with juices, chicken or veggie broth, and half/half. Stir and bring to a simmer. Add frozen tortellini, stirring to submerge tortellini in the sauce. Cover and simmer until tender, about 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat. Add spinach and stir just until wilted. Add 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (or to taste.) Serve immediately with freshly shaved/shredded Parmesan cheese.
If you’d like to use fresh cheese tortellini, adjust cook time so your tortellini does not overcook.
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Keywords: easy tortellini recipe, cheese tortellini
Here are a few other 30-minutes or less meals your family will love:
- 30-Minute Lemon Basil Chicken Linguine. Nothing yummier than lemon, basil, and chicken…all in one pan, under 30 minutes.
2. 30-Minute Spaghetti Carbonara. Cooks Illustrated did a winner on this one, and we show you how right here.
3. 30-Minute Healthy Taco Casserole. Yeah, Tex-Mex can be healthish. And fast and deeeelish!
4. 20-Minute One Pan Gnocchi with Sausage and Spinach. Creamy meal in one. The family adores this dish!