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Take 5 Ingredients and 20 Minutes, you’ll end up with a restaurant worthy dinner served at home. This Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini Skillet is an easy, family pleasing meal packed full of comfort that everyone is sure to love. 

Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini Skillet

Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini Skillet, rich spicy flavors of the Italian Sausage in a creamy red sauce wrapped around a delicious pillowy tortellini pasta. All these flavors come together to create the perfect pasta comfort food!

Easy, Quick & Delicious – Every Busy Cook’s Dream

After a very busy day I dashed by the store on the way home, picked up the ingredients, ran home and had this ready in twenty minutes (And that’s because I made a salad – I mean poured a bag salad and added some croutons)! My husband just couldn’t stop raving about this one! I didn’t want to let him in on my secret!! This magical skillet is SOOOOO EASY!

What you’ll need

  • Cheese Tortellini
  • Bulk Italian Sausage
  • Jar Marinara Sauce
  • Heavy Cream
  • Parmesan Cheese 

Make it 6, if you want to add some – Fresh Basil – to garnish & add a little extra flavor!

Refrigerated 5 Cheese Tortellini is what I picked up for this.  To me this has better flavor than frozen, but frozen will work fine too! First your water goes on to boil and cook pasta according to package instructions.  Just remember you want these al dente – IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT not to overcook them.  I actually pull them out a minute early.

Tip: Salt your water (to taste) after bringing to boil to cook your pasta. I throw in a good dash of coarse sea salt.

Tortellini Boiling

While that’s cooking. Grab your favorite skillet – Mine is a CAST IRON – and fry up your Italian Sausage.  I used a spicy bulk sausage, but use what your family likes. Get it nice and brown and delicious.

Italian Sausage Crumbled

Next in goes your favorite jarred sauce.  I love a wine based sauce. Pour sauce and cooked tortellini in the skillet and mix.

Skillet Tortellini

Add your cream.  Oh my greatness this is what dreams are made of!

Cream in Tortellini

Now mix it up and let it get all warm and cuddly! It just takes 5 to 10 minutes for the deliciousness to happen. Top with some grated Parmesan cheese and chopped basil. Serve immediately while it’s oh so good!

Tortellini Skillet

It’s Family Meal Time!!

I hope your family enjoys this one! You don’t have to even tell them how easy it is.  It will be our little secret! But please come back and let me know what they think!

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Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini Skillet
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Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini Skillet

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Nikki Lee
This Creamy Italian Sausage Tortellini Skillet is an easy, family pleasing meal packed full of comfort that everyone is sure to love. 
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  • 1 pkg cheese tortellini, (20 ounce)
  • 1 jar marinara sauce, (24 ounce)
  • 1 lb Spicy Italian Sausage, crumbled
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese & Fresh Basil to Garnish


  • Cook tortellini according to package directions (al dente). Drain.
  • Fry sausage in a skillet on medium high heat until cooked.
  • Pour jar of sauce in skillet. Add tortellini. Mix.
  • Add in cream and mix. Cook for 5 minutes or until warm.
  • Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped basil. Serve

Nutrition Information

Calories: 397kcal (20%) Carbohydrates: 2g (1%) Protein: 12g (24%) Fat: 38g (58%) Saturated Fat: 18g (113%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g Monounsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 102mg (34%) Sodium: 565mg (25%) Potassium: 229mg (7%) Fiber: 0.01g Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 584IU (12%) Vitamin C: 2mg (2%) Calcium: 40mg (4%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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  1. This is a big hit at my house. The kids call it “Orange Pasta”. We use the Aidell’s Chicken and Apple Sausage, just sliced up. Super easy and easily customizable.

    1. I am so glad to hear it is a hit with your family Aimee! It is family-friendly and so quick and easy too! I love that chicken sausage too! I will have to try that one next time I make it!

  2. Love this speedy, delicious pasta recipe! I’ve gotten lazy in my old age and this is perfect for a weeknight meal!