Cheesy Sausage Tortellini

Some nights it feels like I have time to make an involved meal for our family, and some night it feels like there is hardly time to boil water!  I originally found this recipe on Pinterest, but it has been slowly circling the blogosphere.  It is wonderfully easy and a complete relief on a bust week night.  Ron, Kellen and I loved this meal (Kellen loved the sausage the most!). It was ready in under 30 minutes with minimal dishes. The creamy tomato sauce with the pasta and sausage is delicious! It is everything a weeknight meal needs to be: quick, easy and filling (a bonus is leftover for lunch the next day!). 

Tonight I finally get to go to my weight training class after missing from our vacation! I am really excited, but know my muscles are going to be sore tomorrow! 

Cheesy Sausage Tortellini
from Kevin and Amanda


2 Tbl olive oil
1 lb smoked turkey sausage
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup chicken stock
1 cup tomato sauce 
1/2 cup heavy cream
9 oz cheese tortellini
salt and pepper to taste


Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large rimmed skillet over medium-high heat until just starting to smoke. Add sausage and cook until browned. Add garlic and stir until golden and fragrant, about 20-30 seconds.

Add broth, tomato sauce, cream, tortellini, and salt and pepper and stir to combine until simmering and bubbly.

Cover and simmer over low heat for 12 minutes until tortellini are tender and sauce has reduced.

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