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



  • 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


  • 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 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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