Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a signature dish at Hot Tomatoes restaurant in Hartford, Ct.(which was published in the Hartford Courant) The restaurant serves 15-20 gallons of Tort Rose sauce per night! It is yummy. and served with a tossed salad and some garlic bread, it's delicious

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté sausage in a large saucepan until meat is brown. Break sausage up as it cooks. Remove the meat from the pan. Reserve the liquid from sausage in pan.
  2. Add onions, garlic and mushrooms. Cook the liquid out, 8-10 min over medium neat. Add the sausage back into mixture.
  3. Add cream and stir in until it comes to a boil. Continue cooking over a med. Flame, stirring frequently to make sure nothing sticks. Reduce the sauce by 1/3.
  4. Add tomato sauce and stir.
  5. Add the Asiago cheese and spinach and bring sauce to a simmer. Stir until blended.
  6. In a separate pot, bring 6 quarts of water to a boil. Add 2 pounds of prepared tortellini and cook. Drain tortellini and put in a serving bowl. Pour sauce of tortellini. Mix it quickly to coat the pasta and serve.


Most Helpful

This tastes IDENTICAL to Hot Tomatos in Hartford. I've made this numerous times and it's a household favorite. I use slightly less spinach that called for, but still tastes amazing.

silverado304 May 26, 2012

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