I found a fast and simple recipe that my husband would actually try. It is from “Taste of Home, Quick Cooking” magazine dated Dec 2004. I decided it was time to try some of the recipes or get rid of the magazines. This is my first ( of I hope many) I will try this Summer.
prep time 25 mins
1 package (9 oz) refrigerated cheese tortellini (I just used the frozen)
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1 package (15 oz) refrigerated marinara sauce (I used the jar)
1 can (14.5 oz) diced Italian tomatoes, undrained
1/2 pound of sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup (4 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
Cook tortellini according to package directions.
I chopped my mushrooms and thought it looked like a lot, so I only used the amount on the right.
While the tortellini is cooking, brown your sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink: drain.
Stir in marinara sauce, tomatoes and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat: cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.
Drain Tortellini: stir into skillet. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Remove from heat: cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield : 8 servings!
I had to transfer the everything to a big pot to mix it together. It was too much for my biggest skillet. Hope you enjoy! My husband even went back for seconds.