Tortellini With Sausage and mascarpone

Contributed By: Parker


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


1. Prepare tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, 6 to 8 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in pasta sauce; heat through.
2. Drain tortellini, reserving 1 cup cooking water. Add tortellini to sauce with enough reserved cooking water to reach desired consistency; toss to coat. Stir in Parmesan cheese; dollop with mascarpone cheese. If desired, sprinkle with red pepper flakes.

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Five Star Recipe
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
YIELD: 6 servings.
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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