Cheesy Sausage Tortellini Skillet
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
The creamy sauce, the cheesy tortellini, the flavorful sausage - oh my! This rich, delicious pasta meal might be your family\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s new favorite! Give it a try now!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground Italian sausage
  • 2 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 3 - cup(s) chicken broth
  • 20 - oz. fresh or frozen tortellini**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 2 - cup(s) heavy cream**
  • 1 - cup(s) shredded white cheddar cheese**
  • 1 - cup(s) shredded mild cheddar cheese**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground Italian sausage with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to the skillet.
  2. Stir in the chicken broth and tortellini, and bring to bubbling.Cover and cook about 7 minutes, or until tortellini is swollen and cooked.
  3. Then stir in the heavy cream and sprinkle the cheese over the top. Cook over low heat another few minutes, until cheese is melted and sauce begins to thicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Prepare veggies.
  5. Serve Cheesy Sausage & Tortellini Skillet with veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground Italian sausage with 4 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Drain and set aside to cool.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground Italian sausage
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • Do NOT add tortellini, heavy cream or cheeses to the freezer meal bags.

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes. Transfer to skillet and reheat the sausage and broth. Add the pasta and cook through, then stir in the cream and top with shredded mild and white cheddar cheeses. Simmer until sauce thickens.

Special notes

Use your preferred variety of tortellini. If cooking from frozen, you might need to add 5 minutes to the cooking time.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Cheesy Sausage Tortellini Skillet

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely and transfer to skillet and reheat the sausage and broth. Add the pasta and cook through, then stir in the cream and top with shredded mild and white cheddar cheeses. Simmer until sauce thickens.
Serve with veggies.

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