Italian Sausage Tortellini

by Sheryl

With a rich and flavorful sauce, this dish is beyond imagination! Simple and unquestionably delicious. It is a perfect addition to your treasured menu. I promise this Italian Sausage Tortellini will be your family’s new favorite pasta dinner! This is the perfect comfort food. Very easy and quick to make. The combination of mushrooms, white wine, butter, Italian sausage, three-cheese tortellini, and basil pesto sauce is one heck of a rolling ball of flavor inside your mouth!

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 (8 ounce) package baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
1 cup dry white wine (such as Pinot Grigio), divided
3 cloves garlic, minced, divided
10 ounces mild Italian sausage, casings removed
1 (16 ounce) package three-cheese tortellini
14 1/2 ounces basil pesto sauce (such as Prego(R))
1 (5 ounce) package baby spinach leaves

How to make Italian Sausage Tortellini

Step 1: In a large deep skillet, heat the butter over medium heat. Stir in the mushrooms, half a cup of white wine, and a clove of minced garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the liquid is lessened and the mushrooms are softened. Once done, remove from the heat and transfer into a bowl.

Step 2: Using the same skillet, cook the Italian sausage over medium-high heat. Stir and divide the sausage into bite-sized portions and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until browned and crumbly. Once done, transfer the sausage onto a plate with paper towels to remove excess grease.

Step 3: Return the cooked sausage and mushrooms into the skillet. Add in the tortellini, basil pesto sauce, the rest of the white wine, and garlic.

Step 4: Decrease the heat to medium-low and cook for approximately 10 minutes, covered, while occasionally stirring.

Step 5: Add in the spinach and continue cooking for another 3 to 4 minutes or until the spinach is wilted. Mix until incorporated.

Step 6: Once cooked, remove the skillet from the heat and serve. Enjoy!

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