A super easy, 15-minute prep, ONE SKILLET tomato tortellini with sausage. This is an easy family-friendly meal!

One Skillet Tomato Basil Tortellini and Sausage

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Chelsea, adapted from my One Pot Gnocchi and Chicken


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound Italian Pork Sausage
  • 2 cans (28 ounces EACH) crushed tomatoes
  • 1-2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 package (19 ounces) FROZEN cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 and 1/2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Optional: fresh parsley or basil, cracked pepper


  1. Move a rack in your oven to the upper third of the oven and then preheat to 425 degrees F.
  2. You will need a LARGE 12-inch skillet for this recipe. I use a 12-inch Lodge cast iron skillet and it works best in that.
  3. Dice an onion and mince the garlic. Pour the olive oil in the skillet and add in the onion. Cook over medium-high heat until translucent and then add in the garlic and stir for 20 seconds.
  4. Add in the sausage and cook until browned through.
  5. Drain off any extra grease.
  6. Add in two cans of crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning (to taste preference, we used 2 teaspoons), uncooked frozen tortellini, grated mozzarella cheese, and spinach.
  7. Stir to just mix things together and quickly press the tortellini's below/into the tomato mixture.
  8. Top with the Parmesan cheese, freshly cracked pepper, and a pinch of salt.
  9. Cook, uncovered, in the oven for 17-22 minutes.
  10. If desired, turn on the broiler and then broil for another 2-3 minutes for a delicious crispier tortellini.
  11. Remove from the heat and top with chopped fresh parsley if desired. Enjoy immediately.