Sausage and Bell Pepper Tortellini Bake- an easy and delicious weeknight dinner. Filled with spicy italian sausage, sautéed bell peppers and onions, marinara, diced tomatoes, and melty cheese. It’s so so good!!
Author:Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
Total Time:55 minutes
Method:Stove top, oven
1 lb spicy italian sausage, bulk (if links, remove casing)
1/2 yellow onion, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 tsp minced garlic
2 bell peppers, diced (I used green and orange, but any combo is delicious)
8 oz mushrooms, stems removed and sliced
1 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
14 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1– 24 oz jar of your favorite marinara
20 oz tortellini (refrigerated)
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup grated parmesan
Salt + Pepper, to taste
Chopped parsley, for serving, optional
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and grease a large casserole dish; set aside.
Add 1-2 T olive oil to a large nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking up with the back of your spoon until fully cooked through. Drain excess grease if there is any.
Add onion, garlic, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to the skillet; sauté another 4-6 minutes or until veggies are soft.
Add fire roasted tomatoes and marinara and simmer over low heat another few minutes.
To greased casserole dish, add refrigerated tortellini (uncooked) to the base of the dish. Top with Italian sausage mixture and toss to combine everything together and try to cover tortellini completely with sauce.
Top with shredded mozzarella and parmesan. Cover with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes, until bubbling. Uncover and bake an additional 5-7 minutes, option to broil for the last few minutes to get cheese nice and golden.
Garnish with chopped parley and enjoy!!
*If you or your kids don’t like spicy, you can sub mild or sweet Italian sausage. You could also use ground beef or ground turkey for an alternative protein. Keep in mind turkey tends to be more bland so you will need to season accordingly.
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