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Roasted Pepper Tortellini

 Roasted Pepper Tortellini
Refrigerated tortellini cooks quickly, but you can also use dried tortellini.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (20 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 5 Italian sausage links
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 jars (7 ounces each) roasted sweet red peppers, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a
  • large skillet, cook sausage in oil over medium heat until no longer
  • pink; drain. Cut into 1/4-in. slices.
  • Place the red peppers in a blender; cover and process until smooth.
  • Drain tortellini. Add the tortellini, pureed peppers and pizza sauce
  • to the skillet; stir to combine. Cook for 5 minutes or until heated
  • through. Sprinkle with cheeses; cover and heat until cheese is
  • melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/3 cups equals 521 calories, 28 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 1,249 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 26 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or

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Roasted Pepper Tortellini (continued)

Wine (continued)
Zinfandel.