Michigan Apple Recipes

Sausage & Apple Tortellini

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Sausage & Apple Tortellini


• 1 tablespoon olive oil

• 3 garlic cloves, minced

• 3/4 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed if necessary

• 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

• 1 cup chicken stock

• 3/4 cup heavy cream

• 1/4 cup apple juice

• 1 Michigan Gala apple, chopped

• 1 package (8 to 10 ounces) cheese tortellini

• 1 package (5 ounces) baby spinach

• 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

• Grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley, for serving (optional)



1. Heat oil in large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sausage and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until sausage is cooked through, stirring occasionally and breaking up sausage with back of spoon.

2. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in stock, cream and juice; heat to boiling over medium-high heat.

3. Reduce heat to medium; stir in apple and tortellini. Cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

4. Stir in spinach and salt. Cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until spinach is slightly wilted and tortellini is tender. 

5. Serve tortellini garnished with Parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired.

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