Simple, hearty, and delicious, this easy spinach & sausage one pot pasta dish is the perfect way to get dinner on the table in record time! It comes together in minutes and is freezer friendly too!

Raise your hand if getting dinner on the table feels a little overwhelming sometimes!

There’s nothing we love more than a simple but hearty meal, except maybe one that takes almost no effort. And that’s exactly why this spinach & sausage one pot pasta is quite possibly our very favorite pasta recipe to date! The fact that it comes together fast with just a few minutes of prep, then freezes beautifully and goes straight to the crock pot is just icing on the cake, as far as we’re concerned!

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To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the mixture into multiple bags, then throw it right into the freezer–no cooking required!

Assemble your ingredients: Spinach, salt, pepper, Italian sausage, diced tomatoes, stock, cheese, garlic, onion, tortellini, and mushrooms.

Here is what you need:

2 packages chicken Italian sausage, chopped
3 7 oz packages of frozen sliced mushrooms
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 15oz can of diced tomatoes
1 and a half cartons of chicken stock
 1 9oz. bags of fresh baby spinach (cooking day only)
1  20 oz. package of cheese tortellini (cooking day only)
Pecorino Romano, grated (cooking day only)
salt and pepper to taste

Slice chicken sausage and set aside.

Step 1: Slice chicken sausage and set aside.

Dice onion and mince garlic and set aside.

Step 2: Dice onion and mince garlic and set aside.

In large bowl, mix together diced tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, onion, garlic, sausage and chicken stock.

Step 3: In large bowl, mix together diced tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, onion, garlic, sausage and chicken stock.

Divide mixture into 2 gallon size freezer bags labeled with cooking instructions.

Step 4: Divide mixture into 2 gallon size freezer bags. ( be sure to label bags first)

On cooking day, place frozen mixture directly into slow cooker.

Step 5: On cooking day, place frozen mixture directly into slow cooker. Set to high and cook for 2-3 hours or on low for 3-4 hours.

Once you are ready to eat; add package of tortellini directly into crock pot with fresh spinach and stir.

Step 6: Once you are ready to eat; add package of tortellini directly into crock pot with fresh spinach, stir and cook for 5-7 minutes or until pasta is done.

Spoon mixture into bowls top with grated Pecorino Romano cheese and enjoy.

Step 7: Spoon mixture into bowls top with grated Pecorino Romano cheese and enjoy!

 

One Pot Pasta with Spinach & Sausage

This hearty meal can be made ahead of time and is sure to be a new family favorite.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword One Pot Pasta with Spinach & Sausage
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 7 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 packages Chicken Italian sausage chopped
  • 3 7 oz packages of frozen sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 15 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 and a half cartons of chicken stock
  • 1 9 oz. bags of fresh baby spinach cooking day only
  • 1 20 oz. package of cheese tortellini cooking day only
  • Pecorino Romano grated (cooking day only)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice chicken sausage and set aside.
  2. Dice onion and mince garlic and set aside.
  3. In large bowl, mix together diced tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, onion, garlic, sausage and chicken stock.
  4. Divide mixture into 2 gallon size freezer bags. ( be sure to label bags first)
  5. On cooking day, place frozen mixture directly into slow cooker. Set to high and cook for 2-3 hours or on low for 3-4 hours.
  6. Once you are ready to eat; add package of tortellini directly into crock pot with fresh spinach,stir and cook for 5-7 minutes or until pasta is done.
  7. Spoon mixture into bowls top with grated Pecorino Romano cheese and enjoy!

 

This delicious spinach & sausage one pot pasta dish is the perfect way to get dinner on the table in record time! It comes together in minutes and is freezer friendly too! #onepotpasta #comfortfood #freezerfriendlyrecipe #fallflavors

This delicious spinach & sausage one pot pasta dish is the perfect way to get dinner on the table in record time! It comes together in minutes and is freezer friendly too! #onepotpasta #comfortfood #freezerfriendlyrecipe #fallflavors
Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
Ruth Soukup