Sausage Tortellini Skillet

Sausage Tortellini Skillet

Oh, yum. This hearty, tasty, Sausage Tortellini Skillet is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It comes together easily and only uses one pan (hooray for less dishes!), plus it’s filling, comforting, and incorporates veggies in a way that vegetable loves and haters alike will love. Saucy and cheesy with spicy Italian sausage, pillowy cheese tortellini and yummy zucchini and mushrooms? Sign me up!

Sausage Tortellini Skillet

 This recipe is also easy to adapt a bit to taste. Don’t like mushrooms or not a zucchini fan? No worries! Feel free to sub in veggies you prefer (chopped eggplant, bell peppers, whatever you like!). The recipe makes a little over 11 cups, so each serving is a bit more than a cup. I found it to be a very filling main dish for just under 300 calories and I’m sure you will too!

Sausage Tortellini Skillet

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Sausage Tortellini Skillet

Yield: Yields 10 (1 cup) servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb hot Italian turkey or poultry sausage, casings removed
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 8 oz sliced white mushrooms
  • 8 oz chopped zucchini
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh basil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ oz Parmesan cheese, freshly shredded (I did mine on the smallest holed side of a box grater)
  • 20 oz refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup shredded 2% Mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Place the sausage in a large skillet or saute pan over medium heat and cook for a few minutes, breaking apart with a wooden spoon until it starts to brown a bit. Once the meat starts to break apart, add the onion, mushroom, zucchini and garlic and stir together. Continue to cook for about 8 more minutes while breaking up meat and stirring regularly until sausage is cooked through and vegetables are softened.
  2. Add the tomato sauce, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, Italian seasoning, salt, Parmesan and tortellini and stir until well combined. Cover the pan with a lid and bring heat up until you can see the sauce bubble. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 8 minutes until tortellini is cooked.
  3. Turn off the burner, remove the lid and sprinkle the Mozzarella over the top of the skillet. Place the lid back on the pan and leave it on the warm burner for about 2 minutes until the cheese is melted. Remove the lid and serve.

MyWW SmartPoints per (1 generous cup) serving:(SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Green: 9 SmartPoints/ Blue: 9 SmartPoints/ Purple: 9 SmartPoints

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
8 per (1 generous cup) serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information:
299 calories, 35 g carbs, 5 g sugars, 8 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 22 g protein, 4 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

Inspired by Yellow Bliss Road

Sausage Tortellini Skillet