Smoked Sausage and Tortellini

One of the great things about most pasta dishes is that they freeze and reheat well for leftover lunches. With that in mind, here is a delicious dish from the Hillshire Farms website, under https://www.hillshirefarm.com/recipes/dinner/smoked-sausage-and-tortellini-skillet/

SMOKED SAUSAGE AND TORTELLINI SKILLET (6 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Hillshire Farm Smoked Turkey Sausage, diagonally cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, 1/2 inch diced
  • 1 package Fresh Cheese Tortellini, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Heat a large 12-inch oven-safe skillet* over medium-high heat and add smoked sausage, cook until brown. Add garlic, onion and bell pepper. Lower heat to medium and stir until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in cooked tortellini, oregano, marinara sauce and one cup of cheese. Top with remaining cheese. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.

*If you don’t have an oven-safe skillet, you can cook the sausage, garlic, onion and bell pepper on top of the stove, then pour all ingredients into a greased 9″x9″ inch casserole dish and bake per instructions.

My husband made this dish last week, and it was just delicious! I vacuum-bagged individual left-over portions and froze them. Although the pasta can be microwaved, my own preference is to reheat using my Hot Logic thermal mini bag. (See https://myhotlogic.com for further information about this amazing device.) I placed the frozen pasta and a vegetable side dish into the thermal bag and plugged it in. In two hours, the food was hot and ready to eat.

Smoked Turkey Sausage and Tortellini with a side dish of Trader Joe’s Frozen Rainbow Cauliflower

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