Vodka Sauce With Tortellini and Sausage

Recipe by Alex MacKenzie

A robust vodka sauce over slices of Italian sausage and stuffed tortellinis.

Top Review by 4Graces

I was looking for a great sauce for sausage tortellini. This sounds wonderful, but Good Grief! look at the horrendous amount of sodium in this one dish. I have a Buitoni package of sweet Italian sausage tortellini with only 330 mg of sodium. I will use that and make the sauce. So forget the sausage, exchange half and half for the heavy cream, and trim the recipe down to a healthier size. I will try it and let you know.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large sauce pan saute garlic & onion in olive oil (aldante!).
  2. Add tomatoes, red pepper flakes, cayenne, and chilli powder, simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  3. Add vodka, salt and pepper to taste, simmer and reduce (aproximately 10 minutes).
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil and add tortellini (Simmer till done).
  5. In a skillet, brown slices of sausage. Add to sauce.
  6. Add cream, parsley, and dill weed to sauce. Reduce heat to low and Cook an additional 10 minutes.
  7. Serve over tortellini.

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