Creamy Tomato Tortellini with Sausage

  • 1 package (19 oz) frozen cheese tortellini (I actually used the non-frozen type found in the pasta section)
  • 2 fully cooked Italian chicken sausage links (3 oz each), sliced
  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, undrained
  • 1 package (6 oz) fresh baby spinach
  • 4 oz. reduced- fat cream cheese

 

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions.

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2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and stir sausage over medium- high heat 4-5 minutes or until browned.

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3. Add tomatoes

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4. Add spinach; cook and stir just until spinach is wilted.

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5. Stir in cream cheese until melted.

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6. Drain tortellini; add to sausage mixture.

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7. Toss to combine.

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This looked so good in the cookbook (My pictures don’t do it justice! …I’m going to work on that…) And it was delicious!

For a few years now, I’ve had my husband rate my food. Most of my recipes are about an 8 or 9. I’ve only had a few 10’s in my day (This is one and this is another). But my husband gave this recipe a 10 as well! (He did say he would put it in a different category than the Salmon and Pork Roast- but it’s still a 10!) I, personally, probably would not have rated it that high,  but it’s a recipe that I really enjoyed and can’t wait to make again! It was a perfect weeknight meal; fast, simple, and tasty!

 

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