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Spicy sausage tortellini recipe

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) package cheese tortellini
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (12 oz.) link spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 (24 oz.) jar marinara pasta sauce
  • Grated parmesan cheese, optional

Preparation

In a medium saucepan, cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil. Add peppers and onions and sauté 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. Add sausage and cook until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, about 10-15 minutes. Remove sausage from pan. Allow to cool slightly. Add pasta sauce to pan, cover and allow sauce to heat. Slice and quarter the link. Serve pasta with sausage-pepper mixture and top with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

Nutrition analysis per serving: 590 calories, 33 g fat, 20 g protein, 54 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 1700 mg sodium

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