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Tortellini Sausage Alfredo

I invented this dish for my kids when were young using all the things they like—sausage, mushrooms, onions, green pepper and pasta. It's still a favorite with them today.—Nelson Wandrey, Paulden, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese or spinach tortellini
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1-1/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring 2 qts. water to a boil. Add the tortellini, oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and nutmeg. Cook according to package directions until pasta is tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the sausage, onion, green pepper and mushrooms over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Drain tortellini; add to the sausage mixture. Stir in Parmesan cheese and Worcestershire sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 743 calories, 38g fat (19g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 1900mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 45g protein.

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  • Aleida
    Mar 15, 2013

    Sorry everyone. My computer was acting up ... does that on this site ... don't ask me why. Site didn't let on my review had been posted and then I tried again ... thinking it was me.... but in the mean time, it had posted .... and I kept on trying. Oh well. It's minor in the grand scheme of things. I would edit ... but capability does not seem to exist.

  • Aleida
    Mar 15, 2013

    Major oooopsy. I made the recipe using my copy in my cookbook. It states 1/4 cup Parmesan. My daughter made it using the recipe from this site. Her comment was "Way too much Parmesan.". Now we know why.

  • Aleida
    Mar 15, 2013

    Major ooooopsy. It should be 1/4 cup (NOT 1 1/4 cups) Parmesan cheese. I made the recipe following the version in my cookbook. My daughter made it following the recipe at this website. Her comment..... way too much Parmesan cheese. Now we know why. Hopefully you will correct this.

  • Aleida
    Mar 15, 2013

    Major ooooopsy. It should read 1/4 cup (NOT 1 1/4 cups) Parmesan cheese. Image the recipe following my cookbook version. My daughter made it using the recipe at this website. Her comment ..."Way too much Parnesan". Now we know why. Hopefully you will correct your error ...not expecting that you will, however.

  • Aleida
    Mar 15, 2013

    Major ooooopsy. It should be 1/4 cup (NOT 1 1/4 cups) Parmesan cheese. I made the recipe following my cookbook. My daughter made it following the recipe at this website. Her comment..... way too much Parmesan cheese. Now we know why. Hopefully you will correct this.

  • Aleida
    Mar 15, 2013

    Major ooooopsy ..... that should read 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese. I followed the recipe from my cookbook. My daughter followed it from this website.... her comment .... way too much Parmesan cheese. Now we know why.

  • juicyfruit007
    Dec 7, 2009

    I made this because I had some frozen tortellini to use. The recipe was simply sausage and tortellini in white sauce and was sort of bland. I can think of better ways to use expensive tortellini.

  • ascheve
    Feb 21, 2009

    I used a canned tomato cream (vodka) sauce-it was quite tasty-added a bit of Parmesan.