Tortellini Marinara Recipe
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Tortellini Marinara Recipe

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"My family loves this with a loaf of crusty French bread and green beans," relates Rita Perez of Roseville, California. She sometimes warms the savory supper in the slow cooker, but you'll find that it comes together very quickly on the stovetop.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 package (15 ounces) refrigerated marinara sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced Italian tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in marinara sauce, tomatoes and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.
  3. Drain tortellini; stir into skillet. Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tortellini Marinara in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p12

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

"My husband loved this's a quick, easy dinner! I used garlic marinara sauce instead of plain. Will make again!"

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2011

"This was so easy and so good and everyone loved it. I like the idea of doubling the recipe. I'm not a mushroom lover so didn't add them but will next time for the family :-) It was a great recipe!"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"This was very easy and good! I doubled the recipe and used jarred marinara. I usually just make my tortellini with marinara or alfredo sauce, so the extras really added to the dish! Even my 3.5 year old liked it. I will definitely make this again!"

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

"this was so easy yet very good! I used Italian cheese (since I had it on hand) and added some Italian seasoning and garlic. I could not find refrigerated marinara sauce, so used regular marinara sauce and it was excellent. Will definitely make this again!!"

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2009

"I left out the mushrooms and this was great!"

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