Tortellini With Spicy Sausage and Broccoli

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

From the December 2007/ January 2008 issue of Cooking Pleasures magazine. The recipe is posted as written, but personally, I double the sauce amounts; there just doesn't seem to be enough sauce to go around otherwise.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the tortellini according to package directions, adding the broccoli during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain, reserving 2 to 3 Tbs of the pasta cooking water.
  2. While pasta is cooking, pulse tomatoes and oil in food processor until coarsely chopped. Add olives, rosemary and garlic; pulse until olives are coarsely chopped.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  4. Cook the sausage 3 to 4 minutes until it begins to brown. Stir in tortellini, tomato mixture and reserved pasta water if needed to loosen the sauce.
  5. Top with cheese.