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One Pot Easy Pea-sy Cheese Tortellini

Looking for a super easy, low mess dinner? Check out our One Pot Easy Pea-sy Cheese Tortellini. Simple enough for kids to help, and a natural crowd pleaser.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Americanized Italian
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 750kcal


  • 1-2 Tablespoon cooking oil
  • ½ small onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Pound ground sweet Italian sausage (we used pork sausage)
  • 2 14 ounce cans crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 1.5 cups chicken stock/broth
  • cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 20 ounce package cheese tortellini
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese (shredded or shaved)


  • Heat oil in a 5qt pot (my fave pot!) on medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in sausage and cook until it’s no longer pink, breaking it up into smaller chunks (with a potato masher, if you have one) as it cooks.  
  • Stir in tomatoes, chicken broth and heavy cream. Add spinach and peas, season with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. 
  • Add tortellini and cheese, and cook according to tortellini package instructions. Stir together tortellini and sauce mixture until well blended.


Serve tortellini on plate or in bowl. If you like, sprinkle extra parmesan atop.


Calories: 750kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 1527mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1765IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 294mg | Iron: 5mg