The Shady Porch: Creamy Smoked Sausage Tortellini

7.21.2014

Creamy Smoked Sausage Tortellini

Here's another one-skillet supper that comes together quickly and easily. It's creamy-delicious, and became an instant hit at our house. Tortellini is one of those great pastas that can be prepared many ways as evidenced in this round-up of 13 Easy & Delicious Tortellini Recipes. I purchase my tortellini at the local grocer; it comes fresh or frozen, so my dinner prep time is greatly reduced. 

Creamy Smoked Sausage Tortellini



Ingredients:
1 pkg smoked sausage, sliced into coins
1-2 bags cheese tortellini
1 -14oz can diced tomatoes
1 - 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 small onion, diced
1 cup chicken broth or water
1 bar cream cheese, softened and cubed
1 bag frozen peas
1 T. minced garlic
1 T. basil
1 T. oregano
1 T. chives, if using dried or 1/4 fresh chopped

Directions:
1.  Cook smoked sausage coins and diced onion in skillet until sausage is brown and onions are translucent.
2.  Stir in the minced garlic and spices - basil, oregano, and chives, if using dried chives.
4.  Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and broth to skillet; bring the combination to a boil.
5.  Add tortellini and cook for approximately 6 mins. or per package directions. 
6.  Gently stir in cream cheese and peas. Simmer until cream cheese has melted. If using fresh chives, stir them in now as well.

Cook the onions and sausage coins in a little olive oil
Cook the onions and sausage coins in a little olive oil

I used fresh diced tomatoes (you can use canned) with canned tomato sauce.
I diced fresh tomatoes (you can also use canned) with canned tomato sauce.

Boil the tortellini in the sauce rather than in separate pot of water.
Boil the tortellini in the sauce rather than in separate pot of water.

Cube the cream cheese so it will melt faster.
Cube the cream cheese so it will melt faster.

Add the cream cheese and peas to the pasta and allow the cream cheese to melt.
Add the cream cheese and peas to the pasta and allow the cream cheese to melt.

a serving of Creamy Smoked Sausage Tortellini
a serving of Creamy Smoked Sausage Tortellini
 -adapted from Hunts.com

other pasta recipes you might enjoy...

I'm sharing at these great parties, Mommy On DemandThe Country Cook, Moore or Less Cooking,

Follow The Shady Porch
  If you prefer, you may want to subscribe via Email:
Enter your email address: