Quick One Pot Tortellini

A summer night with a grey sky announcing some rain. Time for a bowl of comfort soup, without much effort. Find substitutions and tips after the recipe.

Ingredients for two

  • a tablespoon of butter/ olive oil
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 pork sausages
  • a tin of chopped tomatoes
  • stock cube (chicken or veggie)
  • 250gr of tortellini (like this one)
  • tbsp dried basil
  • tbsp dried oregano
  • splash of heavy cream
  • pepper
  • optional: fresh basil

Dishes you’ll make

  • Cutting board and knife OR kitchen scissors and garlic press
  • Spatula
  • Cooking pot
  • bowls and spoons to eat it

How to make it

  1. Pop your pot on medium- high heat and add the butter. While that’s melting chop/ snip your spring onion and prep your garlic. Add them to the butter and stir until fragrant.
  2. Using your hands, squeeze the sausage meat from it’s casing into the pan. Break it up with the spatula and fry until slightly brown.
  3. Add your tin of tomatoes and add a tomato tin’s worth of water. Add the stock cube, basil, oregano and pepper. Bring to the boil. Then poor in your pasta, stir and cover with a lid. Bring back up to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. (In the meanwhile you can wash your cutting utensils).
  4. Stir through a splash of heavy cream and if you like add a pinch of chili flakes. Serve with some fresh basil.

Extra info

  • Reduce your shopping and waste by checking what you already have. Use an onion instead of a spring onion, or chuck in some spinach right at the end if you have that in the fridge.
  • Browning the sausage meat adds flavour. If you are very hangry, you don’t have to wait until it is browned. Just make sure you don’t see any red meat.

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