Smoked sausage and spinach tortellini

Cooking smoked sausage and spinach tortellini on a Blackstone griddle is a fantastic way to combine the smoky flavors of sausage with the rich taste of tortellini and fresh spinach. Here’s a delicious recipe to get you started:


  • 1 lb smoked sausage, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1 lb fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (optional)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes (optional, for a bit of heat)
  • Fresh basil or parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat the Griddle: Preheat your Blackstone griddle to medium-high heat.
  2. Cook the Tortellini:
    • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
    • Add the tortellini and cook according to the package instructions until al dente.
    • Drain and set aside.
  3. Cook the Sausage:
    • Add the sliced smoked sausage to the hot griddle.
    • Cook for 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally, until the sausage is browned and slightly crispy.
    • Remove the sausage from the griddle and set aside.
  4. Cook the Vegetables:
    • Add the olive oil to the griddle.
    • Add the chopped onion and cook for about 3-4 minutes, until softened.
    • Add the garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
    • If using, add the cherry tomatoes and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until they begin to soften.
  5. Combine Ingredients:
    • Add the cooked tortellini to the griddle and toss to combine with the vegetables.
    • Add the cooked sausage back to the griddle.
    • Add the chopped spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes, until wilted.
    • Pour the heavy cream over the mixture and toss to coat.
    • Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the top and mix well.
  6. Season:
    • Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using) to taste.
    • Cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until everything is well combined and heated through.
  7. Serve:
    • Transfer the mixture to a serving dish.
    • Garnish with fresh basil or parsley.
    • Serve hot, optionally with extra grated Parmesan on the side.

This smoked sausage and spinach tortellini dish is perfect for a quick and satisfying meal, full of rich flavors and delightful textures. Enjoy!

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