One Pot Sausage Dinner in 30 Minutes

One pot sausage dinner and a 30 minute dinner in the same meal? Sign me up!! I love easy meals, especially ones that can be made in 30 minutes and use just one pot!! As a busy mom, I am always working on simplifying meals and making easy meals. Mom, I hear you!!

I love using both hot and regular Italian sausage for this dinner. One I prefer the hot and spicy, I like my spice!! Sometimes the spicy is too hot for the kids. Little tip, just cut them in different sizes so you can have what you like. I find by cutting the regular into smaller pieces, the kids don’t struggle with eating and I don’t have to cut it. Aren’t there many times, we ignore what we like and cater to the kids? In this meal you can both.

I use fresh tortellini, it takes less time to cook. Remember I wanted a meal in 30 minutes or less. I use a mixture of cheese and spinach. If I can sneak some extra veggies into a meal, I will. If you switch out to a pasta, it will take a longer to cook and you will need to add a little bit more water, so the pasta can cook.

I grew up with putting parmesan cheese on anything Italian and I am raising my kids the same way. Jimmy was not raised this way. Are you the type to put cheese on anything Italian like me????

I know you will love this easy one sausage dinner in under 30 minutes!!

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 lbs Italian sausage  sliced into ½”-1” slices (I like a mixture of hot and regular)
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 28 oz whole or crushed tomatoes
  • 16 oz of chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ tsp red pepper optional 
  • 24 oz fresh tortellini or pasta of choice (see notes for frozen tortellini)
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese



  1. On medium heat add olive oil to a large skillet. Let olive oil heat for a minute or two before adding the sausage.
  2. Cook sausage until almost done and add in the garlic. Depending on the size of sausage, it should take about 8-10 minutes. 
  3. Add in tomatoes, chicken broth and water. Cover with a lid and cook on low for 10 minutes. 
  4. Add in tortellini, and cook for about 5 minutes. (see tip section),
  5. Stir in mozzarella cheese and cook for another 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. 
  6. Let sit for a few minutes before serving.
  7. Top with parmesan cheese if desired. 
Ready in 30 minutes Serves 8-10 people


Tips & Recommendations

You can cut the casing of the sausage and make it ground sausage if you would like. I use hot and regular Italian sausage. I cut them in different sizes. so I can tell which is which when I serve. After you add the tortellini to the pot, cook per direction. Package tortellini has different cooking times. Frozen tortellini will probably have a longer cook time.

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