Cheese Tortellini with Sausage Ragu

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Cheese Tortellini with Sausage Ragu

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 6


  • 18 ounces Refrigerated Cheese Tortellini
  • 1 lb. Ground Italian Sausage
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese cubed
  • 28 ounces Marinara Sauce Rao’s
  • 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Optional: Fresh Basil Grated Parmesan Cheese, Garlic


  • Boil water in a pot, adding a good pinch of salt.
  • While that heats up, cook Italian sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat. Break it into bite-size pieces with a wooden spoon, cooking until fully done (about 8-10 minutes).
  • Add cream cheese to the sausage, let it melt, and then stir in marinara sauce. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Cook tortellini as per package instructions, then drain.
  • Carefully fold the cooked tortellini into the sausage ragu until well coated. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper based on your marinara sauce.
  • Sprinkle shredded mozzarella over the tortellini. Broil in the oven for 3-5 minutes until melted. Keep an eye on it!
  • Top with fresh basil and serve.


  • Substitutions: Use ground beef instead of Italian sausage, adding salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder for flavor. Try different pasta shapes like ravioli.
  • Swap cream cheese for heavy cream for a slightly thinner sauce with the same great taste.
  • To thin the sauce, add 2 tablespoons of heavy cream, milk, or pasta water according to your preference.

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