One Pot Tomato Spinach Tortellini with Sausage

Savory cheese-filled tortellini in a simple cream sauce with tomatoes, spinach, and sausage! All easily prepared in a single pot!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Tomato Spinach Pasta Recipe, Tortellini Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 684 kcal
Author Stephanie


  • 1 lb. ground sausage (can sub ground chicken or turkey)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans Italian-style diced tomatoes, drained (14.5 oz. cans)
  • 20 oz. refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups fresh spinach roughly chopped
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  1. In a large, high-walled skillet over medium heat, brown the sausage (if you purchased sausage links, remove from casings first.). Drain the excess grease.
  2. Add the softened cream cheese in chunks so that it melts more evenly.
  3. Mix in 3 cups of chicken broth, stir in the drained tomatoes, and mix until the cream cheese is melted and distributed throughout.
  4. Gently mix in the tortellini, and bring to a light boil. Let it simmer with the lid partially on so as to allow some steam to escape. Refer to the tortellini package for instructions as to how long it takes until it’s al-dente, it may take as little as 4 minutes.
  5. Mix in the chopped spinach and allow it to wilt, this just takes a minute.
  6. Remove from heat and leave the lid partially on, let the sauce thicken up for about 5 minutes prior to serving.

Recipe Notes

For thinner sauce, up to one additional cup of chicken broth may be used.

Don't forget a side of CHEESY Homemade Garlic Bread!

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Tomato Spinach Tortellini with Sausage
Amount Per Serving
Calories 684 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 1646mg 69%
Potassium 647mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 33.2%
Vitamin C 29.5%
Calcium 23.7%
Iron 29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.