Pesto and Sundried Tomato Torteillini with Sausage

Sausage and Torteillini Pesto

Sausage and Torteillini Pesto

Wednesday for me is always a day that I have to think of something quick and easy to make for dinner because we have church on Wednesday nights.  This morning I was reading through my usual food blogs and found a post from

Stacey Snacks that gave me the perfect solution to my problem, and it had my favorite kind of pasta….tortellini!  I absolutely love tortellini!  First because it is a stuffed pasta and who doesn’t like stuffed pasta?  Second I love how it holds the sauce in all of its nooks and crannies.  So I took this quick fix and made it my own.  I had to put some kind of meat chunks in it or my Hubby would have been “Where’s the meat?”.  This is a great idea if you need something quick.

 Pesto & Sun dried Tomato Tortellini w/ Sausage

  • 2 cups of frozen tortellini
  • 2 links of mild italian sausage, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas
  • 1 hand full of pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup of already made pesto sauce
  • 1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • olive oi

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray cookie sheet with olive oil spray and spread the pine nuts on it.  Toast in oven. (I don’t remember how long I toasted them, so keep and I eye on them)

Put a pot of water to boil.  Once it begins to boil drop in the tortellini and peas.  When everything floats to the top it is done.

While water is heating, heat a saute pan with some olive oil. Mince onion and garlic in a small food processor, saute until tender.  Add in the sausage and cook till done, about 5 minutes.

Once pasta, peas, nuts and sausage is done toss in a large bowl with pesto sauce and sun-dried tomatoes. Dinner is done!


  1. Megan says

    If you love tortellini, I should give you a recipe for a tortellini salad. My mom had it at a restaurant in Colorado and went off taste to make up the recipe. If you want it, let me know and I will email it to you. It’s the perfect salad to make for a cookout. Goes great with burgers. Maybe even peanut butter turkey burgers!! :)

  2. Meseidy says

    Yes please do send, I always welcome new recipes to try out. :) This weekend I am going to try and make fresh pasta so keep an eye out.

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