One Pan Turkey Sausage Spinach and Marinara Tortellini

08.02.2016

Sausage Spinach and Marinara Tortellini is a super easy, deliciously flavorful one pan dinner! It’s brimming with flavorful cheesy tortellini, hearty sausage, rich tomato flavor and fresh herbs. A weeknight recipe you’ll want on repeat!

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A Great Way to Use Cheese Tortellini!

A go-to main ingredient for a quick and easy dinner at my house is so frequently tortellini. I love love love tortellini! I mean cheese stuffed in pasta, how could you go wrong with that?

I’ve been eating it as long as I can remember, my mom often served it growing up because like I just mentioned, it makes for an easy meal and she was a full-time working single mother of six.

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We usually just had it with some sort of tomato sauce and cream mixture but I was perfectly fine with that as a kid. Now I add in allll the garlic, tomatoes, basil…you know, the good stuff :).

Someday I’d like to try making tortellini from scratch, but this is real life and who has time for such things? One day I’ll make the time but until then I’m really just pretty content with the tortellini in the refrigerator section at the grocery store.

One Pan Turkey Sausage Spinach and Marinara Tortellini

Ingredients for This Recipe

  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Turkey sausage (pork sausage will work too)
  • Marinara sauce 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Low sodium chicken broth
  • Refrigerated 3 cheese tortellini
  • spinach
  • Fresh parsley and fresh basil

How to Make This Easy Tortellini Recipe

  • Saute sausage and garlic in a skillet in olive oil until sausage is cooked through.
  • Add in marinara sauce, tomatoes, chicken broth and water and bring to a light boil.
  • Add in tortellini, toss and press tortellini down into sauce, reduce heat, cover and simmer until tortellini is cooked through.
  • Stir in spinach and parsley, season with pepper to taste. Let spinach wilt.
  • Stir in basil and serve warm.

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A 25 Minute Dinner!

It uses both the store-bought tortellini and a store-bought marinara sauce so it comes together so quickly (you can have it ready in 25 minutes or less), and it’s made more flavorful and filling with the sausage.

Then the basil, parsley and spinach offer it that wonderful fresh flavor. This is a recipe you’ll want to make again and again and it’s something the whole family will likely agree on! This is definitely my kind of dinner!

One Pan Turkey Sausage Spinach and Marinara Tortellini

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One Pan Turkey Sausage, Spinach and Marinara Tortellini

4.8 from 5 votes

A super easy, deliciously flavorful one pan dinner! It's brimming with flavorful cheesy tortellini, hearty sausage, rich tomato flavor and fresh herbs. A weeknight recipe you'll want on repeat!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Sausage, Tortellini
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 7
Calories: 413 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb hot or sweet turkey sausages, casings removed
  • 1 (24 oz) jar jar marinara sauce (I like Classico Four Cheese)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (20 oz) pkgs. refrigerated three cheese tortellini
  • 4 cups packed fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in an extra-large skillet or a pot over medium-high heat. 
  2. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds then add sausage break it up a bit and cook, stirring and breaking up sausage occasionally, until sausage has cooked through. 
  3. Add in marinara sauce, tomatoes, chicken broth and water and bring to a light boil. 
  4. Add in tortellini, toss and press tortellini down into sauce, reduce heat to medium-low, then cover and simmer until tortellini is cooked through, about 10 minutes, stirring once halfway through. 
  5. Stir in spinach and parsley, season with pepper to taste (season with salt only if needed, if you used the brand I mentioned you likely won't need it) and toss gently to allow spinach to cook through and wilt. 
  6. Stir in basil and serve warm.

Recipe Notes

  • Recipe source: inspired by Buitoni
Nutrition Facts
One Pan Turkey Sausage, Spinach and Marinara Tortellini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 1352mg 56%
Potassium 728mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 46.9%
Vitamin C 25.7%
Calcium 18.1%
Iron 28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

31 comments

  • Daniella: I made this tonight with a few alterations! I used chicken instead of sausage, didn’t use parsley or basil because I didn’t have it and added some heavy cream in the mix. OMG it was sooo good I almost ate the whole pan!!!! September 6, 2018 at 6:15pm Reply

  • Tez Estrada: This was sooo good!!! I had to use a big pot though because the food didn’t fit in my skillet lol. I’m making this tonight for a special Valentine’s Day dinner! :) February 14, 2018 at 9:03am Reply

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