Two recipes in one day? Wow. I must be neglecting the laundry today, lol. Anyway, this recipe is something that I played around with for supper -- it's a cross between a couple of recipes that I had bookmarked to try. Sean didn't want to eat it (those evil veggies again) but I did manage to get him to try a tortellini. D is not a big fan of spinach, but he did say it was good. I liked it, though with the response from the family, I'm not sure how often I'll be making it. It was fairly easy to throw together, though.
Creamy Sausage and Tortellini Bake
1 lb bulk Italian sausage
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 can (14-1/2 oz) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen creamed spinach, thawed
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 (20 oz) pkg refrigerated cheese tortellini
Preheat oven to 350'F. In a large skillet or dutch oven, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until no longer pink; drain (if necessary). Stir in the tomatoes (with juice), spinach and cream cheese, stirring until cream cheese melts. Add in 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese and the cheese tortellini. Transfer to a greased 11 x 13 inch baking dish. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
5 years ago