BAKED TORTELLINI WITH SAUSAGE & BROCCOLI

September 15, 2014

By now, I can pretty much peg which dinners are going to get the most husband approval. Really filling pasta-y dishes are an almost guaranteed success. I feel torn, however, between wanting to please the husband’s taste buds and wanting to keep some amount of vegetables in my nutritional intake.

This dish came to our table in my effort to have a man-approved hearty italian meal, with loads of vegetables jumbled in the mix. Count it as a win because both parties left the table very satisfied.

BAKED TORTELLINI WITH SAUSAGE & BROCCOLI from Rachel Schultz

BAKED TORTELLINI WITH SAUSAGE & BROCCOLI
Serves 3-4

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon red pepper flake
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 carrots, chopped
1 head broccoli, chopped
1 pound tortellini, cooked al dente
1 pound sausage
2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup mozzarella, shredded
Salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss cooked tortellini in olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Brown sausage in skillet over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes. Add red pepper flake, garlic, onion, carrots, and broccoli. Continue to cook 5 more minutes.

BAKED TORTELLINI WITH SAUSAGE & BROCCOLI from Rachel Schultz

Combine ingredients with tortellini in a greased 9×13 baking dish. Stir in tomato sauce. Season with salt & pepper. Top with mozzarella. Bake for 20 minutes.

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BAKED TORTELLINI WITH SAUSAGE & BROCCOLI
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flake
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 1 pound tortellini, cooked al dente
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Toss cooked tortellini in olive oil and season with salt & pepper.
  3. Brown sausage in skillet over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add red pepper flake, garlic, onion, carrots, and broccoli. Continue to cook 5 more minutes.
  5. Combine ingredients with tortellini in a greased 9x13 baking dish. Stir in tomato sauce. Season with salt & pepper. Top with mozzarella.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.

Adapted from I Am a Food Blog.

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Comments

  • erica

    I just made this with a sausage you slice up rather than crumble. I regret not cutting my broccoli and carrots up tinier because it was kind of like eating a salad at the same time as a pasta dish…or maybe I didn’t cook the veggies long enough before throwing them in the over. I like it a lot. Warning – if making for kids, it might be too spicy for them to enjoy.

  • Haha, I feel the same way about meals with my S.O. Pasts is his absolute favorite, but like you, I don’t care for carb-o-loading every night. This looks like a perfect compromise for everyone :)

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