This sausage and artichoke tortellini is so good you’ll quickly add it to your easy weeknight meal rotation. It’s easy, delicious, and definitely a family favorite.
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I made this delicious tortellini with summer veggies a couple months ago. It’s been one of the most popular recipes on my blog, and was a stand-out on social media. Whenever I showed someone my Instagram account, they immediately were drawn to this tortellini. It’s delicious, easy, and just stands out. So with that said, I totally had to make another tortellini recipe. Partly to share recipes that you’ll love, but even (more?) partly, I want to share recipes that I make, and then get upset as I eat the last bites. If I am sad it’s gone after eating for 3+ meals, it’s a good one. Yup, that’s my litmus test these days and it’s been an effective one.
how this sausage and artichoke tortellini fits into my lifestyle
This sausage and artichoke tortellini, or really any tortellini dish is my favorite because it’s so delicious- I mean cheese, warm veggies, Italian sausage, and a slightly tangy and super velvety sauce with artichokes. Can life get any better than this? I submit that it cannot.
When I was in college, I didn’t eat much pasta. I kind of got caught up in all the bad carb wrap and decided that I shouldn’t eat as much pasta. Boy was that a difficult time. When I look back on that time, I wish I could remind myself how awesome carbs are, that they’re necessary for my body, especially when I am participate in joyful movement practices because carbs are easier for our bodies to use for energy, and they’re our brain’s preferred fuel source. We need at least about 150g carbs for our brains to work well. I decided to eat a few more carbs, especially pasta, for my brain. How kind of me, right?!
So now, I look at this dish as something that’s delicious, it’s something that provides a variety of nutrients that my body needs to function, and function well because it’s got a few different food groups in it. And, in 2018, I’ve realized the importance of ease. No matter how nourishing and delicious something is, if there are over 10 ingredients, take lots of effort, or ingredients I can’t find at my local grocery store- I’m not making it. End of story, ease is so important about 80% of the time.
How it’ll make your life easier
Pasta dishes are often my go-to if I don’t have anything planned out or if I just need a quick dinner. Pasta (or tortellini) cooks up quickly, it’s delicious, and it’s a great way to use up leftover veggies/proteins in your fridge. You can totally add any veggies to your tortellini and it tastes delicious. Plus this tortellini is my absolute favorite because it’s got cheese inside it, it’s like skipping a step because there’s no need to add cheese to the dish other than parmesan on top. Since this sausage and artichoke tortellini makes my life so much easier and delicious, I’m sure it’ll do the same for you.
Quick Notes on This Recipe
- Like your sausage and artichoke tortellini tangy? Add back some of the liquids from the artichokes to the tortellini. It’s salty, tangy, and oh so delicious.
- Use your favorite sausage, I love a slightly spicy Italian sausage in this dish, but sweet apple sausage is great, and andouille would be delicious too.
Sausage and Artichoke Tortellini
- 1 pound cheese tortellini
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4 links Italian sausage sliced
- 2 cups mixed vegetables
- 1 cup artichoke hearts
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper
- Cook cheese tortellini according to package directions. Remove from water and set aside when done.
- Pour about a tablespoon of olive oil in large hot saucepan. Add sliced sausage, and cook until sausage is browned. Add veggies and sautee until softened.
- When vegetables and sausage are cooked, add tortellini back to veggies and sausage, add remaining olive oil. Pour in artichokes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir all together, then add parmesan cheese to serve
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- What would you add to this sausage and artichoke tortellini? I’d love to hear what delicious flavors you’d add.