January 13, 2015

Tortellini & Sausage Skillet Bake

All my Weight Watchin' ladies know about Emily Bites because her blog rules. Regardless of if you're trying to lose weight or not, if you like to EAT then go to her blog. Now. Go. Seriously. She creates lightened up versions of comfort food (aka the best kind of food) and has an entire tag just for BUFFALO flavored dishes. I mean, how can you not like that?! Girlfriend KNOWS what she's doing and I've liked literally every single recipe I've made of hers. 

I made this amazing tortellini and sausage skillet bake the night before I ran my first 5K in an effort to "carboload," even though I'm new to running and the weird things you need to do to run better, like eating weird gooey packets of gel mid-run and eating pasta the night before an event. It was a HIT! 1 cup per serving is just enough because it's so hearty and filling. You can completely customize the veggies based on what you like or don't like. 

Tortellini & Sausage Skillet Bake
Recipe modified slightly from Emily Bites
Serves: 10, Serving Size: 1 cup, PointsPlus: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 lb mild (or hot) chicken sausage, casings removed (you can use turkey sausage, too)
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 8-oz. baby bella mushrooms
  • 8-oz. chopped zucchini
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 15-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 1/2-oz. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 lb refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
Directions
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage while breaking it apart, until it starts to brown. Add the onion, mushroom, zucchini, and garlic. Sauté for 10 minutes until the meat is cooked through and the vegetables have softened. Season with salt and pepper
  • Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, paste, basil, Parmesan cheese, and tortellini, stirring until well combined. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook until the sauce bubbles. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the tortellini is cooked, about 8 minutes
  • Remove the skillet from heat and sprinkle the mozzarella over the the top. Place the lid back on the skillet for about 2 minutes until the cheese is melted. Remove the lid and serve it up! I added hot sauce for extra flavoring. YUM!
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