Tortellini with Sausage and Mascarpone


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  • Total Time

    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

  • Makes

    6 servings

  • Ingredients

  • 1 package (20 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 8 ounces bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce with mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) mascarpone cheese
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • Directions

  • Prepare tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in pasta sauce; heat through.
  • Drain tortellini, reserving 1 cup cooking water. Add tortellini to sauce and enough reserved cooking water to reach desired consistency; toss to coat. Stir in Parmesan cheese; dollop with mascarpone cheese. Sprinkle with chili flakes if desired.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 cup: 637 calories, 37g fat (17g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 1040mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein.
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