Tortellini Marinara

Tortellini Marinara

Tortellini Marinara

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.

Tortellini Marinara

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.

fresh mushrooms

fresh mushrooms


I chopped my mushrooms and thought it looked like a lot, so I only used the amount on the right.

brown sausage

brown sausage

While the tortellini is cooking, brown your sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink: drain.

tortellini marinara

tortellini marinara

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!

finished dinner

finished dinner

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.





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