I’m not gonna lie, sometimes the last thing I want to do after a long day of work and class is make dinner.  Hunter and I try to switch off, but if I’m craving something, I’m going to eat it.  Such was the case last week when I wanted tortellini.  After spin, I wandered around the grocery store picking up things I thought would taste good together, came home, and started cooking.

Sausage & Tomato Tortellinisausage tortellini 01


  • 1 large package tortellini
  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 28 oz can crushed tomato
  • ~1/2 C whipping cream
  • 1 C broccoli
  • Handful of spinach leaves

Boil water and cook the pasta according to the directions on the package.  While the pasta is cooking, brown the sausage over medium heat and crumble it into small pieces.  When the pasta is done, drain it, then add it to the pan with the sausage.

Add the crushed tomatoes until you think there’s enough (real scientific, eh?).  Add the cream and broccoli, and stir together.  When the pasta is almost ready, add the spinach.  Top with whatever shredded cheese you have in your fridge, in my case it was gruyere.

sausage tortellini 02

Results : Considering I had no idea what I was making when I started and pieced it together, I was extremely happy with the results.  The meal was filling, and had a little bit of everything, plus the leftovers were great at work the next day.  Hunter literally cleaned his bowl and asked me to make it again, so this is why I’m writing down the steps so I won’t forget them!

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