Life is busy. Life is complicated. Cooking shouldn’t be. When you love to cook, but the day does not allow for elaborate prep times and intense cooking periods… (oops there’s a toddler pushing her way between me and the stove) what do you do? You start seeking out and/or creating yummy and delicious one-pot meals, slow cooker meals, and meals with five or less ingredients.
This recipe is one of those easy, yet delicious meals that are family and most of all… toddler friendly. Toddler friendly being the most important aspect of anything I cook these days. If my little girl won’t eat it… what is the point? I don’t have time to make sure every person in my family has a different meal. I want everyone to eat the same thing.
With that said, here is the recipe for one-pot Tortellini and Sausage in Tomato Cream Sauce. I use the Smoked Sausage because I like the smoked flavor it adds to the sauce, but you can substitute turkey kielbasa.
One Pot Tortellini and Sausage in Tomato Cream Sauce
1 lb package Smoked Sausage
1/2 cup diced onion
20 oz. package of refrigerated Tortellini
28 oz can of petite diced tomatoes, or crushed tomatoes
1 cup chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp cream cheese
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Cook the onion in olive oil until tender. Add sliced smoked sausage and cook until browned. Add chicken broth, tortellini, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Turn heat down to low, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until pasta is cooked to al dente. Remove from heat and add cheese. Cover and let stand for five to ten minutes and serve.