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Alfredo Pesto Tortellini with Sausage is a quick and easy meal that is so rich and creamy packed with flavor. It makes the perfect dish for busy days! 

Alfredo Pesto Tortellini with Sausage on a black plate with a metal fork.

Spring is finally in the air and we couldn’t be happier at our house about it. We have all been going stir crazy and will take all of the warmer weather that we can get. With Spring comes lacrosse for my boys and the days seem to get even busier. I usually only have an hour to get everyone fed, so I am all for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

The star ingredient of this delicious pasta dish is the new Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce from Bertolli.  The brand just released a new line of organic white pasta sauces. The best part about them is that they contain NO artificial flavors, NO artificial colors, and NO high fructose corn syrup. The brand has always pledged to have simplicity and quality in their products since they began in Tuscany in 1865.

The new white sauces are crafted with premium organic ingredients, and this is the first time they have added white sauces to the Bertolli Organic lineup, which consists of four red sauces. The white sauces include aged parmesan, fresh cream, and garlic, which are all of my love languages and they’re packed and sealed to lock in flavor. You can count on delicious sauces that preserve the integrity of the ingredients in each jar.

Bertolli Creamy Alfredo sauce in a jar.

We are pretty picky when it comes to a good jarred alfredo sauce. I am telling you that this one can’t be beat! It has such high quality and tastes like it is from a restaurant. My kids went crazy over this meal and I loved it because it was so incredibly easy!

Tortellini and peas in a bowl.

How do you make alfredo pesto tortellini?

  • Cook your cheese tortellini pasta until al dente. Drain and reserve 1/4 cup water. Toss the peas with the cooked pasta and let them thaw.
  • Cut sausage into half moons and cook until brown over medium high heat in a skillet.
  • Add the pesto and Bertolli Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce. Toss and add reserved pasta water as needed. Add the sausage. Heat until nice and creamy.

Can I add chicken to this dish?

You can add chicken or any other protein you would like to use.

Tortellini with Sausage and peas with Alfredo sauce being poured on top.

What side dishes can I serve with pasta?

We served this meal with crispy garlic bread and a simple side salad.

Can I freeze this meal?

You definitely can! Just store in an airtight container or heavy duty freezer bag. To prevent the sauce from curdling, make sure to store well when reheating.

Alfredo Pesto Tortellini with Sausage in a clear bowl.

This meal only requires 5 ingredients! It makes the perfect dinner for a busy weeknight. You are going to love all of the flavors in this meal and the pesto alfredo is delicious. Your family is going to ask for this one again and again! Try it out for yourself!


Close up of Alfredo Pesto Tortellini with Sausage in a black bowl.

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Alfredo Pesto Tortellini with Sausage

By: Alyssa Rivers
Alfredo Pesto Tortellini with Sausage is a quick and easy meal that is so rich and creamy packed with flavor. It makes the perfect dish for busy days!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 package frozen cheese tortellini 19 ounce
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 10 ounces smoked chicken or turkey sausage
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1 jar Bertolli Organic Creamy Alfredo 15 ounce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Follow the package directions to cook the tortellini until al-dente. Reserve 1/4 cup cooking water. Drain and set aside. Return to the pot you cooked the tortellini in. Pour the frozen peas right on top of the tortellini and toss to thaw the peas.
  • Cut sausage into half moons and heat in a skillet until browned. Drain off any fat and set aside.
  • Pour the basil pesto and then the Bertolli Organic Creamy Alfredo into the tortellini and pea mixture.
  • Toss together and as needed add in the 1/3 cup pasta cooking water for consistency. Add the sausage on top and heat through for a few minutes until nice and creamy.
  • Season with salt and pepper as desired and serve hot.


Calories: 820kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 35gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 1542mgPotassium: 197mgFiber: 8gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 776IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 243mgIron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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This post was sponsored by Bertolli®. I love working with brands that I am passionate about and use in the kitchen for myself. All opinions expressed are my own.


About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. Can I subsitute the smoked sausage for ground italian sausage? My kids won’t eat the smoked sausage and this looks amazing, I really want to try it.

  2. I am an 89 year old male who loves cooking for my wife . Your site certainly has my attention.

    I like strong flavors. Italian and Asian are my favorite restaurant offerings but chicken is my favorite at home meals. Your recipes intrigue and will start to work my way through them.

    1. That is great to hear! I am so glad that you have found some recipes that you will try and I hope that you love them! Thanks so much for following along with me! XOXO