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Italian Sausage Tortellini Skillet with Mushrooms and Spinach in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 6-7 button mushrooms, sliced
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 24 oz jar of marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 (20 oz) package of Italian sausage tortellini
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • Fresh basil, chopped
  • Parmesan, shaved


  • Heat the oil and butter n a very large skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add the onions and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes. 
  • Add the mushrooms and crushed red pepper flakes then cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes. 
  • Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. 
  • Add the chicken broth and scrape up all bits from the bottom of the pan. 
  • Add the jar of marinara sauce and the heavy cream; mix until well combined. Taste then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  
  • Nestle the tortellini in the sauce so they are submerged. 
  • Cover with a lid and cook for 9-11 minutes, or until the tortellini are tender and cooked through. 
  • Remove the lid and add the baby spinach; stir until combined.
  • Serve immediately with freshly chopped basil and shaved parmesan on top. Enjoy.